Safety first

Dunne, Donal
April 2005
Lawyer;4/25/2005, Vol. 19 Issue 16, p28
Trade Publication
The article reports on the key changes introduced in the Irish Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Bill 2004 expected to be enacted before the summer of 2005. The bill will introduce new liabilities for directors and senior managers. Under the proposed legislation, for the first time, employers and senior managers could be personally liable for breaches and could face either two years imprisonment or a maximum fine of up to £2 million on conviction on indictment. The bill places a heavy emphasis on the management of health and safety at the work place.


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