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Extreme Weather (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill 2018 – Safety of Employees

The Government have recently published the Extreme Weather (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill 2018 to amend the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act 2005 in order to provide for the safety of employees during certain severe weather warnings issued by Met Éireann. In addition it is proposed to amend the Criminal Justice (Public Order) Act 1994 to provide for the protection of public safety and the safety of rescue service personnel during such a weather warning and to provide for related matters.A copy of a link to the Bill can be found here. 

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