Some 15.3% of new recruits in construction experienced a work-related injury in 2017, compared with an average among other groups of 4-5%. Photograph: Getty Images

The number of fatal accidents in the workplace continued to decrease in 2018, but safety chiefs are concerned over an influx of inexperienced workers (...)

A man has died in a workplace incident at a quarry in Co Kildare. File photograph: Getty Images

A man has died in a workplace incident at a quarry in Co Kildare. The 41-year-old was fatally injured in an accident at a quarry in Kilmeague on Fri(...)

In spite of the introduction of flexi-hours and an emphasis on work-life balance, the highest stress levels were found amongst companies with more than 100 employees.

Workplace stress is like cosmic radiation: it is always present. But when anxiety levels increase beyond a certain point they can pose a serious threa(...)

Container ships at Dublin Port. A man reportedly died after a container fell on him at South Bank Quay. File photograph: Aidan Crawley/Bloomberg

A man has died following a workplace incident in south Dublin. Gardaí are investigating the death. They were called to the scene at South Bank Quay, (...)

A report into civil search and rescue flights has found a ‘disconnect’ between agencies with regards to whois responsible for safety and legal oversight. Photograph: The Irish Times

The Irish Aviation Authority (IAA) should be “formally and clearly” assigned responsibility for legal and safety oversight of civil search and rescue (...)

Sanofi said two members of its Waterford site team were injured and brought by ambulance to University Hospital Waterford. Photograph: Charles Platiau/Reuters

Two female employees have been injured in a chemical incident at Sanofi laboratory in Waterford, that occurred on Wednesday afternoon. At approximate(...)

 Minister for Agriculture Michael Creed: “Sadly we still grapple with the challenge of farm accidents and fatalities.” Photograph: Alan Betson

Though it was billed as an opportunity to highlight farming as the most dangerous job in Ireland, few could have anticipated that there would be three(...)

The Health and Safety Authority  are looking into the incident as a workplace fatality. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

A 54-year-old woman has been killed on her farm in Headford, Co Galway. The woman was found dead in a field on Monday afternoon. There was (...)

A  man has died after being badly injured while making  silage near Claremorris in Co Mayo. File image: iStock.

Two inquiries are underway following the death of a man in a farm accident in Co Mayo. The incident occurred at Clogher, Claremorris on Saturday mor(...)

Only 6 per cent of the workforce is employed in agriculture and yet half of all occupational fatalities occur there. Photograph: Frank Miller

Agriculture is the most dangerous occupation in the State. For every fatality in the sector – they make up more than half of all workplace deaths – mo(...)

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