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Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act



An act to make further provision for securing the safety, health and welfare of persons at work and for the enforcement of the relevant statutory provisions, to give further effect to council directive 89/391/eec of 12 june 19891 on the introduction of measures to encourage improvements in the safety and health of workers at work and council directive 91/383/eec of 25 june 19912 on measures to improve the safety and health at work of workers with a fixed- duration or temporary employment relationship, to provide for the further regulation of work activities, to continue in being and confer additional functions on the national authority for occupational safety and health and rename that body as the health and safety authority, to repeal the safety, health and welfare at work act 1989, to provide for the repeal of certain other enactments and the amendment of the national standards authority of ireland act 1996 and to provide for related matters.







Issuer (type)

The Irish Government (Government)

Instrument type


Disclosure instrument


Geographical scope


Mandatory or voluntary


Text analysis

    • Moderate 0.76%
    • Moderate 0.16%
    • E focus: environment, pollution, water, emissions
    • S focus: compensation, recruitment, working time, children
    • G focus: audit
    • Agriculture, Construction, Finance, Management, Manufacturing, Mining, Retail trade