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Department of Conservation Convicted over Volunteer Death

Thursday, 22 November 2012, 3:35 pm | Department Of Labour

Media release 22 November 2012 Department of Conservation convicted over volunteer death The Department of Conservation (DoC) was convicted today at Auckland District Court following the death of DoC volunteer Mihai Muncus-Nagy earlier this year. Mr ... More >>

Meat processor fined after employee crushes hand

Thursday, 8 November 2012, 5:13 pm | Department Of Labour

An Oamaru meat processor has been fined $47,250 and ordered to pay $10,500 in reparation after an employee’s hand was crushed between unguarded fixed rollers on a conveyor belt. More >>

‘Small Falls’ Can Still Destroy Lives

Tuesday, 4 September 2012, 10:59 am | Department Of Labour

The Labour Group of the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment is warning the construction industry that any fall from height is a dangerous fall, and says the industry must change its behaviour if the injury rate is to come down. More >>

Company prosecuted for using unsafe demolition practices

Thursday, 26 July 2012, 2:49 pm | Department Of Labour

Wellington company C&M Transport Limited has been fined $10,000 after one of its employees was exposed to asbestos, live electricity and falling objects on a central city demolition site. More >>

Department Of Labour Appeals Safe Air Limited Sentence

Friday, 29 June 2012, 3:19 pm | Department Of Labour

Lesley Haines, Head of Health and Safety, Department of Labour says: The Department of Labour has filed an appeal over the District Court sentence imposed on Safe Air Limited after one of its engineers was killed while servicing an engine. The Department ... More >>

Trial Periods Used to Reduce Risk: Department of Labour

Wednesday, 27 June 2012, 4:00 pm | Department Of Labour

MEDIA ReleaSE 27 june 2012 Trial Periods Used to Reduce Risk: Department of Labour Research New research by the Department of Labour shows employers are using the 90-day trial periods to reduce the risk of taking on new employees. The Employers’ Perspectives ... More >>

Lucky Escape for Worker Injured by Poorly Guarded Machinery

Tuesday, 26 June 2012, 2:56 pm | Department Of Labour

MEDIA ReleaSE 26 June 2012 Lucky Escape for Worker Injured by Poorly Guarded Machinery Manufacturing company Proform Plastics Limited was today fined $42,000 after a worker narrowly avoided being seriously injured by unguarded machinery. The Hamilton District ... More >>

Update : Change to Terms of Prohibition - Huntly East Mine

Friday, 22 June 2012, 2:37 pm | Department Of Labour

The Department of Labour’s High Hazards Unit has varied the terms of the prohibition notice placed on Solid Energy’s Huntly East mine on Wednesday night. More >>

Strong Growth in Online Job Vacancies in May

Wednesday, 20 June 2012, 10:11 am | Department Of Labour

Strong Growth in Online Job Vacancies in May Job vacancies advertised online grew strongly in May after consecutive falls in March and April, according to the latest Jobs Online . Results from the Department of Labour’s Jobs Online show skilled ... More >>

Delivery driver’s injury highlights need for safety zones

Wednesday, 13 June 2012, 3:03 pm | Department Of Labour

An avoidable injury to a delivery truck driver visiting Sealed Air’s Glendene premises has cost the company a fine of $32,700. In addition, the Court found that Sealed Air should also pay reparation of $40,000 to the victim. The company had already ... More >>

Guidelines for Working on Roofs Launched

Saturday, 9 June 2012, 1:46 pm | Department Of Labour

MEDIA RELEASE Guidelines for Working on Roofs Launched at National Conference New guidelines to help prevent workers falling from roofs have been launched to the roofing industry. More >>

Company Fined $56,250 Following Preventable Death at Work

Wednesday, 30 May 2012, 2:45 pm | Department Of Labour

Safe Air Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of Air New Zealand Limited has been fined $56,250 after one of its employees died in a workplace accident. The company, which specialises in aviation maintenance and repair, was also ordered to pay reparation ... More >>

Companies vie for top Department of Labour Safeguard award

Monday, 28 May 2012, 10:03 am | Department Of Labour

Two Auckland companies and one based in Taranaki are in the running for the Department of Labour (DOL) sponsored Safeguard award for ‘Best Initiative to Address a Health Hazard’. More >>

Department Of Labour and Datacom Finalise IGMS Contract

Friday, 25 May 2012, 1:17 pm | Department Of Labour

The Department of Labour and Datacom Systems (Wellington) Ltd have completed contract negotiations on Immigration New Zealand’s (INZ) new IT system. The two parties have just signed the Prime Contractor Agreement in Wellington. More >>

High Hazards Unit closes Broken Hills gold mine

Thursday, 24 May 2012, 4:55 pm | Department Of Labour

The Department of Labour’s High Hazards Unit today issued a prohibition notice to the Broken Hills gold mine in Coromandel, shutting it down until a major issue is rectified. More >>

Company fined for failing to prevent fall from height

Thursday, 24 May 2012, 4:10 pm | Department Of Labour

Roofing company Metalcraft Industries Ltd has been fined $43,000 and ordered to pay reparations of $10,000 after an employee was seriously injured after falling more than three metres from a roof. More >>

Ten Businesses Enter Skills Highway Award 2012

Tuesday, 22 May 2012, 2:12 pm | Department Of Labour

The businesses entered in this year’s Skills Highway Award place a high value on workplace literacy training, and are clearly proud of the results they achieve, says Labour Department Deputy Chief Executive Labour Group, Lesley Haines. More >>

Pike River Prosecutions – Change to Hearing Date

Monday, 21 May 2012, 4:33 pm | Department Of Labour

An application has been approved by the Greymouth District Court for a revised date for the first substantive hearing into the charged laid by the Department of Labour following the Pike River explosion. More >>

New Industrial Guidelines Released

Monday, 21 May 2012, 12:29 pm | Department Of Labour

The Department of Labour and the Industrial Rope Access Association of New Zealand (IRAANZ) have today released new Best Practice Guidelines for industry rope access in New Zealand. More >>

New Industrial Guidelines Released

Monday, 21 May 2012, 12:29 pm | Department Of Labour

The Department of Labour and the Industrial Rope Access Association of New Zealand (IRAANZ) have today released new Best Practice Guidelines for industry rope access in New Zealand. More >>

 

 

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