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Display Screen Equipment (DSE)

Display Screen Equipment (DSE)

12 April 2024

Display Screen Equipment (DSE), also referred to as a Visual Display Unit (VDU), may cause a number of health problems. Display screens cause many instances of eye strain, wrist strain, back problems and headaches. When seeking solutions to address these issues, a common mistake is to look into display equipment and the technology associated with […]

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Chemical Safety in the Workplace

Chemical Safety in the Workplace

5 April 2024

Chemical Safety in the Workplace (and Occupational Health in general) is often overlooked when compared to Occupational Safety. The reason might be that the exposure to chemicals in the workplace might not cause illness or injury when exposure occurred, but months, if not years later. According to the Irish Cancer Society ‘work related cancer is […]

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Causes of Food Poisoning

Causes of Food Poisoning

29 March 2024

Whilst Easter can be a truly enjoyable and joyous occasion, at the same time it can easily  turn sour due to various causes of food poisoning.   Bacterial Causes of Food Poisoning While viruses cause some food poisoning cases, most result from bacterial contamination. Bacteria are tiny living structures that can only be seen with […]

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Prerequisite Programmes (PRPs)

Prerequisite Programmes (PRPs)

15 March 2024

All food handling businesses must have in place Prerequisite Programmes (PRPs). PRPs are good hygiene practices that are the basic conditions and activities necessary to maintain a hygienic environment. In addition, any food handling business must also consider maintenance of the cold chain and allergen control when putting PRPs in place.   Complying with the […]

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