Recent/Current UCC News

Recent/Current UCC News
NISO Safety Quiz 2017

NISO Safety Quiz 2017

  • 20 Feb 2017

Invitation to all UCC Staff and Retirees to a fun Table Quiz Thursday 9th March 2017, (5:30 to 7:30pm) - Free event

Venue: TBA.

This is a UCC Staff Safety Representatives initiative,

In liaison with the Health & Safety Office.

(Note : The  quiz event of 21st Feb is postponed due to a clash with School mid term break).

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A welcome programme of EIB funded backlog safety improvement works for UCC Campus

A welcome programme of EIB funded backlog safety improvement works for UCC Campus

  • 08 Feb 2017

A EIB funded five (5) year Targeted programme of improvement works commenced at UCC in  2016.

The initial €20m investment programme (Stage 1) will be divided into five targeted areas as follows over the period 2016- 2020.

  • Targeted Safety Improvements (in conjunction with Safety Officer) : €4.65m (23.25%)
  • Building Infrastructure backlog maintenance.
  • Insurer Requirements
  • Universal Access Improvements
  • Energy Initiatives
 

 

 

 

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Staff H&S training metrics increased significantly at UCC in 2016

Staff H&S training metrics increased significantly at UCC in 2016

  • 08 Feb 2017

In 2016 there was a +95% increase in Core Course completions by staff via the H&S Office. 2095 staff completed various core H&S training courses

6839 staff completed various core H&S training courses in the period 2010 to 2016. This represented a 367% increase over the seven years.

Further courses were completed by other departments . (The above metric excludes fire drills and risk specific/ local core courses organised by departments from their budgets.)

 

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Overall numbers of accidents at UCC (year in arrears)

Overall numbers of accidents at UCC (year in arrears)

  • 08 Feb 2017

Overall staff  accidents (work related - all types mainly minor, excluding sport) showed a significant decrease in 2015. (to a record 20 year low). A slight increase occured in 2016.

UCC Non Staff Accidents (NSA) reflected an significant decrease in 2016.  The derease in student accidents was accompanied by decrease in contractor/visitor accidents.This resulted in an decrease in the overall NSA accidents in  2016. (Which follows a slight reduction in 2015)

Personal medical conditions, fainting and cuts or punctures from sharp objects resulted in a number of injury accidents in particular among students. Cycling on public roads and student misadventure and inclement weather accidents were a feature again this year.

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New Risk Reconciliation tool available & circulated to UCC FAs.

New Risk Reconciliation tool available & circulated to UCC FAs.

  • 26 Jan 2017

A comprehensive easy to use Risk reconciliaiotn tool is available and may be dowloaded the H&S Office web site.

This was issued to all UCC senior Heads of FA in week 2 of January 2017. 

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UCC staff teams compete well at recent NISO Safety quiz.

UCC staff teams compete well at recent NISO Safety quiz.

  • 11 Apr 2016

UCC Central Staff team were narrowly pipped into 2nd place in the new entrants section of the NISO Region Safety Quiz on April 5th.

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The Risk assessment form for UCC staff work related travel has been updated.

The Risk assessment form for UCC staff work related travel has been updated.

  • 19 Feb 2015

Updated work related travel risk assessment form (staff) - rev 3 Feb 2015,  is now available on may be dowloaded the H&S Office web site. 

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Information for Staff about contact with Mumps (student outbreak)

Information for Staff about contact with Mumps (student outbreak)

  • 23 Nov 2015

The university Occupational Health Physicians advise to UCC staff that as set out by the Health Services Executive at

http://www.hse.ie/eng/health/az/M/Mumps/Introduction.html

Staff who wish to discuss their own situation about the need for vacination depending on their immunisation or exposure history and prior counteries of residence, may contact their own GP. They may also contact the Occupational Health Physician on a confidential basis. ( details from the H&S Office)

Departments who wish to vacinate staff may do so by contacting either of the two OHP service providers contracted by the University. ( all costs wil be chargeable to the depts concerned).

 

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New 3 year refresher cycle for staff online e-H&S training is now available - effective as of Monday 4th March 2013. (Automatic notification of registered users).

New 3 year refresher cycle for staff online e-H&S training is now available - effective as of Monday 4th March 2013. (Automatic notification of registered users).

  • 06 Aug 2013

New 3 year refresher cylce for staff online e-H&S training is now available - effective as of Monday 4th March 2013. (Automatic notification of registered users). 

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UCC Safety policy updated

UCC Safety policy updated

  • 04 Jan 2012

UCC Safety policy updated

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The finalised copy of the USHA UK field work code of practice 2011 is now available

The finalised copy of the USHA UK field work code of practice 2011 is now available

  • 10 May 2012

The finalised copy of the USHA field work code of practice 2011 is now available. See fieldwork section on this web site. Field Work

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Staff e-learning (VDSE workstation ergonomics) training success continues through 6h year

Staff e-learning (VDSE workstation ergonomics) training success continues through 6h year

  • 06 Jan 2013

Staff e-learning (VDSE workstation ergonomics) training success continues through 6h year

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New Risk assessment form for materials with Ir-reversible health effects

New Risk assessment form for materials with Ir-reversible health effects

  • 09 May 2011

New Risk assessment form for materials with Ir-reversible health effects

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Staff bespoke e-fire safety course completions increase by 133% in 2012

Staff bespoke e-fire safety course completions increase by 133% in 2012

  • 14 Jan 2013

Staff bespoke e-fire safety course completions increase by 133% in 2012

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EXPANSION OF UCC ON-LINE e-SAFETY TRAINING (staff)

EXPANSION OF UCC ON-LINE e-SAFETY TRAINING (staff)

  • 19 Dec 2008

EXPANSION OF UCC ON-LINE e-SAFETY TRAINING (staff)

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