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Repetitive Strain Injury

Assembly workers in some employments may be exposed to very high repetitions of movements daily. The condition may have different names; Synovitis, Bursitis, Tenosynovitis, Tendinitis, Peritendinitis, Epicondylitis or even Carpal Tunnel Syndrome.

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Skin Disease

It is generally agreed that skin disease is the commonest occupationally-caused disease.

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Employers’ Duties

An employer owes duties to employees under Common Law and statute. The common law duties have been developed by the courts as they decide cases on accidents at work.

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Filth

They have meaning only to medical practitioners and health care managers willing to delude themselves that they can avoid shouldering responsibility for such infections in the absence of being confronted with a video or other visual record (and therefore, presumably unchallengeable) of the mechanism of infection.

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The Committee for Public Safety hasn’t gone away, you know

What springs to mind is the challenge in trying explain the issue to the Irish Supreme Court (or any court) if the need arose.

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No!

Ireland has previously cast a veto (in the EU Council of Ministers) and it was denied that it had that effect.

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À la recherche du temps perdu

It’s easier to forget than to remember. If a witness has forgotten things it is permissible, sometimes, for the witness to check a written record of what has been forgotten.

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Clean up your act!

In Wicklow County Council v. Fenton & Ors [2002] IEHC 102 (31 July 2002) the High Court likened the owner of an illegal dump to a receiver of stolen property. Without a receiver there can be no profit in theft; without an illegal dump there can be no illegal dumping. The court accepted the principle advanced by the applicant Council that it did not have to prove negligence; that the state of mind of the Respondents was not required to […]

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Back Injury

The Minister did make specific provision by regulation for the duties of employers to avoid injury to employees in the lifting of weights and loads.

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A Centre of Excellence

The phrase is a stroke of dubious, comparative advertising genius and essentially, only a business consultant’s faddish phrase. After all, in what field do we establish a “Centre of Mediocrity��?? Or a “Centre of the Shoddy��??

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