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

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Case Studies

Central Bank of Ireland


Respiratory protective equipment (RPE) programme: CBI manufactures and sorts a variety of coin and notes-based currency. Handling these can produce dust. During the maintenance of machines, respirators are worn by staff for protection. OHSS...

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