Labour Law: Regulatory Bodies and Methods of Enforcement
The structure of Labour Law adjudication: administrative bodies and courts structure. The Injuries Board and the Health and Safety Authority. Civil and Criminal jurisdiction.
The Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act 2005
Repeal of the 1989 Act: remaining secondary legislation. Expanded definition of Place of Work. Employers’ general duties. Employees’ general duties. Protective and Preventive Measures. Safety Representatives and Consultations. Regulations and Codes of Practice. Offences and Penalties. Safety Statements and Risk Assessments.
General Application Regulations 2007
Supplemental provisions with general application to all places of work, including: The Workplace; Work Equipment; Personal Protective Equipment; Manual Handling of Loads; Display Screen Equipment (VDUs); Electricity; First Aid; and Control of Noise.
Bullying, Stress and Harassment in the Workplace
An examination of recent decisions of the Irish courts in this emerging area of Health and Safety Law ;The Health, Safety and Welfare at Work Act 2005 and its role in the prevention of Bullying ,Stress and Harassment in the Workplace; the impact on Irish Law of English and Scottish decisions on Bullying,Stress and Harassment in the Workplace;Constructive Dismissal and Bullying,Stress and Harassment in the Workplace.
The Occupiers ' Liability Act of 1995, Premises and the Scope of Liability, Categories of Entrant;Visitors Recreational User and Trespassers and the Duties owed to each category of entrant;Modification of Occupier's duties to entrants and an examination of miscellaneous provisions of the Occupier's Liability Act 1995.
Industry Specific Legislation/Workplace Standards
Examples of legislation in areas requiring greater regulatory oversight, such as construction (Construction Regulations 2006) and mining ( Quarry Regulations 2008) HSA Code of Practice and other publications on workplace safety.