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Introduction to workplace safety and health.

Workbook

Choose Safety: Worksheets, assignments and projects.

Health and Safety Authority

Teacher Text and Student Workbook available free from Education Centres nationwide. 

Basic principles underpinning health and safety, including prevention of risks and protection against hazards.

Websites

General discussion of basic principles, including public and personal settings such as road safety, water safety, farm safety, food safety, infection control, and healthy lifestyles.

Road Safety Authority

www.rsa.ie

Irish Water Safety

www.iws.ie

Farm Safety

www.agriculture.gov.ie/farmsafety/

Food Safety Authority

www.fsai.ie/

Health Protection Surveillance Centre

www.hpsc.ie/

Nutrition and Health Foundation

www.nutritionandhealth.ie/

Health and safety related issues in a familiar work or learning environment.

Website

Overview of health and safety legislation in Ireland.

Citizens’ Information Ireland

http://www.citizensinformation.ie/en/employment/employment_rights_and_conditions/health_and_safety/health_safety_work.html

Health and safety legislation in Ireland.

Legal documents

Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Acts 2005 and 2010.

Irish Statutes Book, Office of the Attorney General

http://www.irishstatutebook.ie/eli/2005/act/10/enacted/en/html

Safety, Health and Welfare at Work (General Application) Regulations 2007.

Irish Statutes Book, Office of the Attorney General

http://www.irishstatutebook.ie/eli/2007/si/299/made/en/print

Tools, equipment and associated documentation.

Website

Use of work equipment

Health and Safety Authority

http://www.hsa.ie/eng/Publications_and_Forms/Publications/General_Application_Regulations/Work%20Equipment%20updated%20version.pdf

Employer and employee responsibilities within health and safety legislation.

 

Website

Employers' obligations and employees' rights

Citizens’ Information Ireland

http://www.citizensinformation.ie/en/employment/employment_rights_and_conditions/employment_rights_and_duties/employer_obligations.html

Website

Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act 2005 – Employee duties

Health and Safety Authority

http://www.hsa.ie/eng/Topics/Employees_Duties/

Website

Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act 2005 – Employer duties

Health and Safety Authority

http://www.hsa.ie/eng/Topics/Managing_Health_and_Safety/Safety,_Health_and_Welfare_at_Work_Act_2005/#employerduties

Workbook

Looking after health, safety and welfare at work.

Introduction to health and safety through worksheets, group discussion topics and extension activities.

National Adult Literacy Agency

https://www.nala.ie/sites/default/files/publications/Clocking%20in%20to%20clocking%20out%20-%20health%20guide_1.pdf

Health and safety hazards in a familiar work or learning environment.

Website

Hazards, risks and risk assessment, and control measures.

Health and Safety Authority

http://www.hsa.ie/eng/Topics/Hazards/

Website

Workplace hazards and health issues

Irish Business and Employers' Confederation

http://www.ibec.ie/IBEC/ES.nsf/vPages/Health_and_safety~workplace-hazards-and-health-issues#.WZYmjITys2w

Website

Hazards within a healthcare setting

Health Service Executive

http://www.hse.ie/eng/staff/safetywellbeing/HealthSafetyand%20Wellbeing/healthandsafetyinformationfornewemployeesfaq.pdf

Hazards by type, including physical, electrical, mechanical, chemical, psychological, and work related musculoskeletal disorders (WMSDs).

Textbook

Safety & Health at Work:

Hazards and risks in working with equipment.  Use and disposal of hazardous materials and waste.

NIFAST. Published by Gill and MacMillan

http://www.gilleducation.ie/business-/business-/safety--health-at-work

Website

Types of hazards, workplace hazards, managing hazards

Fortress Learning

https://fortresslearning.com.au/cert-iv-content/design/types-of-hazards/

Website

Hazards within the food industry & principles of HACCP

Food Safety Authority of Ireland

https://www.fsai.ie/food_businesses/haccp/types_of_hazards.html

Ergonomic risks in a familiar work or learning environment

Website

Ergonomics in the Workplace

Health and Safety Authority

http://www.hsa.ie/eng/Publications_and_Forms/Publications/Manual_Handling_and_Musculoskeletal_Disorders/Ergonomics_in_the_Workplace.html

Document

Managing Risk Through Ergonomics

Association of Irish Risk Management

http://www.airm.ie/system/download_images/31/original/Managing%20Risk%20Through%20Ergonomics%20from%20KOS.pdf?1350753198

Document

Manual handling, musculo-skeletal disorders, and ergonomics: Examples of good practice in the Irish workplace.

Health and Safety Authority

http://www.hsa.ie/eng/Publications_and_Forms/Publications/Manual_Handling_and_Musculoskeletal_Disorders/Ergonomics_Good_Practice.pdf

Website

Workplace ergonomics, including risk factors, assessments and controls.

Ergonomics Plus

http://ergo-plus.com/workplace-ergonomics/

Correct method of using a fire blanket and fire-fighting equipment.

Website

How to use a fire extinguisher, different types of fire extinguisher, how to use a fire blanket

Euro Fire Protection and Maintenance Service

http://www.eurofireprotection.com/blog/2013/03/

Website

Fire safety in the home

Health Service Executive

https://hse.ie/eng/services/list/4/olderpeople/tipsforhealthyliving/firesafety.html

Website

Types of fire blankets, fire mats and screens. Types of fire detection and evacuation alarms.

Firesure Fire Safety Solutions

http://www.firesure.ie/safety/fire_extinguishers.html

Website

Effective fire and emergency planning

Irish Business and Employers' Confederation

http://www.ibec.ie/IBEC/ES.nsf/vPages/Health_and_safety~Management_of_Health_and_Safety~fire-and-emergency-planning?OpenDocument#.WZYrVoTys2w

Participating in a fire drill, and following correct procedures.

Website

Detailed fire assessment checklist, printable template for fire risk assessment, emergency evacuation plans and fire drills.

Firesure Fire Safety Solutions

http://www.firesure.ie/fire_safety_guidance/fire_risk_assessment.html

 

Website

Planning a fire drill in your workplace

Euro Fire Protection and Maintenance Service

http://www.eurofireprotection.com/blog/carrying-out-an-effective-fire-drill/

Procedures to be taken following an accident, including completion of the appropriate documentation.

 

Textbook

Health and Safety at Work:

Recording of accidents, and emergency procedures.

NIFAST. Published by Gill and MacMillan

http://www.gilleducation.ie/business-/business-/safety--health-at-work

Website

Accident and Dangerous Occurrence Reporting

Health and Safety Authority

http://www.hsa.ie/eng/Topics/Accident_and_Dangerous_Occurrence_Reporting/

Document

Incident/Accident reporting to the Health & Safety Authority (HSA)

Health Service Executive

http://www.hse.ie/eng/staff/safetywellbeing/HealthSafetyand%20Wellbeing/incidentreportingtotheHSAfaq.pdf

Website

Key factors in accident management and investigation.

Irish Business and Employers' Confederation

http://www.ibec.ie/IBEC/ES.nsf/vPages/Health_and_safety~Management_of_Health_and_Safety~accident-management-and-investigation?OpenDocument#.WZYqZoTys2w

Workplace health, safety and hygiene practices.

Poster

Handwashing technique

Health Service Executive

https://www.healthpromotion.ie/hp-files/docs/HCU00410.pdf

Website

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

Health and Safety Authority

http://www.hsa.ie/eng/Topics/Personal_Protective_Equipment_-_PPE/PPE_-FAQs/Personal_Protective_Equipment_FAQ_Responses.html

Publication

Safety signs in the workplace

Health and Safety Authority

http://www.hsa.ie/eng/Publications_and_Forms/Publications/Retail/Gen_Apps_Toolkit_Safety_Signs.pdf

Document

Safety planning checklist for organising a workplace physical activity programme

Health Service Executive

http://www.hse.ie/eng/staff/safetywellbeing/HealthSafetyand%20Wellbeing/Healthy-Ireland-HSE-Staff-Physical-Activity-Programme-Checklist.docx

Textbook

Risk factors in relation to safety, including the effects of medication, alcohol and drugs

NIFAST. Published by Gill and MacMillan

http://www.gilleducation.ie/business-/business-/safety--health-at-work

 

Useful Organisations:

Name

Contact Information

Health Safety Authority (HSA)

http://www.hsa.ie/eng/

Health Services Executive (HSE)

http://www.hse.ie

Health Information & Quality Authority (HIQA)

http://www.hiqa.ie

Health Protection Surveillance Centre (HPSC) for Infection Control

http://www.hpsc.ie

Food Safety Authority Ireland (FSAI)

https://www.fsai.ie/

Nutrition and Health Foundation

http://www.nutritionandhealth.ie/

World Health Organisation (WHO)

http://www.who.int

Irish Statute Book

http://www.irishstatutebook.ie/

 

Other Organisations:

Name

Contact Information

National Council for Curriculum and Assessment (NCCA)

www.ncca.ie

Quality and Qualifications Ireland (QQI)

http://www.qqi.ie/

Further Education Support Service (FESS)

www.fess.ie

Scoil Net

www.scoilnet.ie

Teachers CPD

http://teachercpd.ie/

Skillshare

https://www.skillshare.com

International Literacy Association - Lesson Plans

http://www.readwritethink.org/classroom-resources/lesson-plans/

MOOCs (Massive Online Open Courses)

Free access to online courses

Search regularly for new courses and new start dates

Online courses delivered mainly by Universities and Colleges worldwide.

Most courses are free. Charge may apply if assessment and certification is required.

Provide excellent CPD for individuals or resources that can support teaching and learning.

What is a MOOC?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eW3gMGqcZQc

Providers of MOOCs

https://www.mooc-list.com/

https://www.coursera.org/

https://www.udemy.com/

https://alison.com/

https://www.canvas.net/

http://www.lynda.com/

http://www.open.edu/

http://www.extension.harvard.edu/open-learning-initiative

http://oyc.yale.edu/