Occupational Hygiene Services

Expert Witness


In disputes involving litigation, we provide independent expert advice. We will examine the workplace in question – and testify in court on behalf of employers, employees, or insurance companies.

 
Our role:

    Analysis of facts
    Confidential advice
    Experience on witnesses stand
    Case review
    Witness statements and reports

 
In practice:


- OHSS has acted as expert witness for the Health and Safety Authority in a case involving the uncontrolled removal of asbestos. We provided analytical services and evidence to the court of the types of asbestos found    

 

- A manufacturing business was sued by an employee who claimed he had developed asthma while working in a dusty environment. OHSS had previously carried out air monitoring for dust at the plant and was called as expert witness to help refute the claim


- We have provided technical reports on construction activities and quarries as part of dispute resolution, and in arbitration cases 

 
- We have worked for a client suing a fuel oil distributor as a result of exposure to fuels    


- Expert witnesses in a case involving a back injury to a worker injured while carrying out manual handling tasks.

Learn more here:

 

Contact us on 01 690 5907 to discuss your requirements.

Who we work with:

About Us

OHSS was established in 2001 as an Occupational Health and Safety consultancy. Founder Paul Foran has extensive experience in the field, both as a consultant and as a former Inspector with the Health & Safety Authority (www.hsa.ie), where he formulated policy and legislation.

Our mission is to be the leading Occup
ational Hygiene and Safety consultancy in Ireland, and provide reputable training


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OHSS Blog

Asbestos Awareness Training in Ireland

posted on 04 July, 2017

Whenever there is a likelihood that employees may come into contact with asbestos in the course of their work it is advised that they receive asbestos awareness training. This training should be provided by professionals to ensure employees...

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Case Studies

Expert witness criminal prosecution


Our client was facing prosecution from the Health and Safety Authority for alleged breaches of health and safety law following a fatality at their site.  Steps taken:     Site inspections    Meetings with...

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