The work of the Health and Safety Authority is aimed at bringing about a permanent change of culture. A culture where the proactive management of workplace safety, health and welfare is viewed by all as making a significant contribution to the long-term success of any business or organisation. We believe that if we provide vision and strategic direction we will achieve this change of culture.
There is strong evidence showing that businesses which embrace good workplace safety and health practices are more competitive and more productive. Some of the most successful companies in Ireland are those which place a strong emphasis on employee safety and health. Moreover, good workplace safety and health has the potential to improve the overall health and wellbeing of our society.
Our broad approach follows two main strands. Firstly, to lead and gain the commitment of all who can influence safety and health performance and, secondly, to enforce safety and health legislation where compliance is not taken seriously.