Information note on the carriage by road of UN No. 3373, BIOLOGICAL SUBSTANCE, CATEGORY B

Infectious substances in Category B are assigned to UN 3373, proper shipping name “BIOLOGICAL SUBSTANCE, CATEGORY B”, and must be packaged for carriage by road in accordance with ADR Packing Instruction P650. The system for packaging UN 3373 is a three layer system, of which either the secondary packaging or the outer packaging must be rigid Primary receptacle Secondary packaging Outer packaging It is the responsibility of the consignor of infectious substances assigned to UN3373 Read more…

Elderly farmers most likely to be involved in fatal work related accidents (HSA)

3 Jan 2018 The Health and Safety Authority has today released figures for the number of work related fatal accidents reported during 2017. There were 47 fatal accidents last year compared to 46 in 2016. Some of the key fatality statistics are: There were 24 deaths in agriculture, making it the eighth year in a row that this sector recorded the highest number of work related fatalities. The construction and transport sectors had the next highest number Read more…