Developing an Integrated Employee Health and Wellbeing Programme
Dublin - Thursday 23rd May 2019 Limerick - Tuesday 11th June 2019 Sligo - Thursday 20th June 2019
Work Related Health Risks
The Health and Safety Authority announced a new health and safety strategy 2016-2018 which placed an increased focus on work related health risks. Employers have a legal obligation to assess all workplace health risks which may cause illness and comply with health and safety general application regulations.
Health Promotion, Health Surveillance and Health Screening in the Workplace
Under Section 22(1) of the SHWW Act 2005, every employer must ensure that health surveillance appropriate to the risks to safety, health and welfare that may be incurred at the place of work identified by the risk assessment under section 19 is made available to his or her employees.
Minister Announces Healthy Workplace Initiative
The Former Minister for Health, Leo Varadkar announced a new campaign to get workplaces more active by encouraging the public and private sectors to develop healthy workplace policies. Many private sector companies already offer similar initiatives and will be encouraged to get involved, share their experience or develop their own policies as part of the new approach. The move is being steered by the Healthy Ireland initiative which aims to improve the nations physical and mental health. A proposed Health and Wellbeing Bill was signed off at cabinet in June 2015.