The Health and Safety Authority (HSA) has launched a free, short, online course on chemical safety in the workplace on its e-learning portal (http://hsalearning.ie). The course is aimed at workers, supervisors and safety representatives, in any sector where chemicals are used.
The new Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Michael Creed, must ensure swift and measurable action to review procedures, reduce red tape and encourage development of the indigenous Irish shellfish sector, a conference in Athlone heard today. Speaking at the IFA National Shellfish Conference, outgoing Irish Shellfish Association chairman, Jerry Gallagher said the industry needs to invest in sustainable growth, based on the clear commitments to better coordination between Departments, a more responsive licencing system, and measures to support producers in meeting environmental challenges.
Macra na Feirme launched its annual Green Ribbon campaign for the month of May at the National AGM, which took place recently in Nenagh Co. Tipperary. See Change, the National Stigma Reduction Partnership and partner organisations, including Macra na Feirme, are rolling out a month-long national Green Ribbon campaign to get people talking openly about mental health problems.