Paula Newell, founder of medtech start-up AVeta Medical: ‘AVeta is a mechanical solution based on a novel intra-vaginal device that has been designed by women for women.’

Vaginal atrophy is a debilitating condition affecting millions of women worldwide. The menopause is one of its main causes but it can also be triggere(...)

The HSA said 14 elderly farmers were killed “many of them working alone at the time of the accident. Finding supports for elderly farmers or farmers working alone is something that needs to be addressed”. Image: iStock

Forty seven people died in work-related incidents last year – one more than in 2016. The most vulnerable group were elderly farmers. Of the 47 peopl(...)

Risky farming practices include not checking that machinery is in good working order before use, according to a report by the Economic and Social Research Institute. File photograph: Bloomberg

The fatality rate for farmers was 10 times that of the average worker between 2009 and 2015, a trend which may be explained in part by excessive risk-(...)

The highest number of fatalities (18) occurred in the agriculture sector.However, this figure is a significant reduction in the number of agriculture related fatalities which reached 30 in 2014. File photograph: Getty Images

Self-employed workers make up a disproportionate amount of fatalities in the work place according to an annual report by the Health and Safety Authori(...)

Workplace safety and health is about remembering always, not just once a year.

Imagine a truly horrendous and unforgettable moment, a moment experienced by hundreds of Irish families over the past 10 years and more. It could star(...)

The HSA’s campaign will focus on the advantages of a positive working environment, which include increased productivity, lower rates of absenteeism due to ill-health and reduced staff turnover

A positive working environment has tangible benefits both for companies and workers, according to a campaign to be launched today to mark the start of(...)

Without additional efforts to prevent injuries and illness, the rates of work-related injury and illness are likely to increase with economic recovery

How safe do you feel at work? While many of us are lucky enough to be in low-risk jobs in which health and safety is considered of paramount importanc(...)

University College Cork (UCC). Researchers in UCC and NUI Galway have received about €2 million each in  funding from the European Research Council for their work in the life sciences. File photograph: Matt Kavanagh/The Irish Times

Researchers in University College Cork (UCC) and National University of Ireland, Galway (NUIG) have received about €2 million each in research funding(...)

2014 was the fifth consecutive year that the agriculture sector recorded the highest number of workplace fatalities.  Archive photograph: Daniel Acker/Bloomberg

Fatalities in the agriculture sector contributed to a 17 per cent increase in overall workplace fatalities last year despite a downward trend across m(...)

Up to 1,000 lives have been saved since the Health and Safety Authority (HSA) was established 25 years ago, a conference was told yesterday.Speaking (...)

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