Written Answers. - Health and Safety Regulation.

Tuesday, 7 July 1992

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 422 No. 3

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  362.  Mr. Stagg  Information on Emmet Stagg  Zoom on Emmet Stagg   asked the Minister for Labour  Information on Brian Cowen  Zoom on Brian Cowen   if he will change the health and safety regulation so that an inspector on inspection in a factory or premises would be obliged to (1) clearly identify himself by a name tag and (2) inform the safety official at the premises before any inspection takes place; and if he will alter the regulations to require the inspector to provide a copy of his report/recommendations at the premises to the safety officer of that premises.

Minister for Labour (Mr. Cowen): Information on Brian Cowen  Zoom on Brian Cowen  Under the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act, 1989 responsibility for enforcement and inspection activities relating to occupational safety and health is a function of the National Authority for Occupational Safety and Health. [562] Accordingly, the issues raised by the Deputy fall within the authority's remit.

I propose to send a copy of the question to the authority, request them to consider the issues raised and to provide the Deputy with a reply.


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