Fatal & Non Fatal Accidents
56 people lost their lives in workplace accidents in Ireland in 2014. There was also a significant increase in reported non-fatal workplace accidents during the same period. Manual handling incidents represented 32% of the 7,341 while 20% of accidents related to slips, trips and falls in the workplace.
The Health and Safety Authority conducted over 10,000 workplace inspections in 2014. The Authority issued 373 Prohibition Notices, 511 Improvement Notices and 4,121 Advisory Notices to business in relation to breaches of Health and Safety Regulations. The average fine imposed by the courts in 2014