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Invitation to all UCC Staff and Retirees to a fun Table Quiz Thursday 9th March 2017, (5:30 to 7:30pm) - Free event
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).Read more
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
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.)
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.Read more
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.Read more
UCC Central Staff team were narrowly pipped into 2nd place in the new entrants section of the NISO Region Safety Quiz on April 5th.Read more
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.Read more
The university Occupational Health Physicians advise to UCC staff that as set out by the Health Services Executive at
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).
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
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).Read more
UCC Safety policy updatedRead more
The finalised copy of the USHA field work code of practice 2011 is now available. See fieldwork section on this web site. Field WorkRead more
Staff e-learning (VDSE workstation ergonomics) training success continues through 6h yearRead more
New Risk assessment form for materials with Ir-reversible health effectsRead more
Staff bespoke e-fire safety course completions increase by 133% in 2012Read more
EXPANSION OF UCC ON-LINE e-SAFETY TRAINING (staff)Read more