Having written a blog back in March of this year on the very slow progress implementing the EU directive on the prevention of sharps injuries and the prompt adoption in so-called ‘ Euro sceptic’ Britain, I ponder the reasons why implementation has not taken place in the Republic of Ireland?
While the Health and Safety Authority in Ireland has issued guidance on the directive it still remains unclear when the enabling legislation will be put in place, a phone call last week to the HSA help desk was unable to clarify the matter. In a recent article posted on the Irish Congress of Trade Unions website, Congress Legal Affairs Officer Esther Lynch, urged the government to not only implement the directive, but also to extend it to other workers such as prison officers, refuse collectors and cleaners who may be at risk from sharps injuries.
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