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WorkSafe to visit trampoline parks

Tuesday, 25 October 2016, 10:09 am | WorkSafe NZ

WorkSafe assessment inspectors will start visiting trampoline parks across New Zealand from today to ensure these businesses are meeting their obligations under the Health and Safety at Work Act. More >>

Asbestos guide a first for New Zealand

Monday, 17 October 2016, 10:22 am | WorkSafe NZ

WorkSafe has released guidance for managing and removing asbestos in the workplace, the first of its kind in New Zealand. The Approved Code of Practice for the Management and Removal of Asbestos will help contribute to WorkSafe’s target of a 50% reduction ... More >>

WorkSafe New Zealand CE pays tribute to Helen Kelly

Friday, 14 October 2016, 11:43 am | WorkSafe NZ

WorkSafe New Zealand Chief Executive, Gordon MacDonald has paid tribute to the role the late Helen Kelly played in helping put health and safety “front and centre” as an issue that the whole country needed to address. More >>

Council sentenced after zookeeper killed by tiger

Friday, 16 September 2016, 3:49 pm | WorkSafe NZ

Hamilton City Council has been ordered to pay reparations of $5,180 to each of zookeeper Samantha Kudeweh’s two children. Ms Kudeweh was killed by a tiger while working at Hamilton Zoo last year. More >>

New Chief Executive – WorkSafe New Zealand

Wednesday, 14 September 2016, 3:05 pm | WorkSafe NZ

The Chair of WorkSafe New Zealand, Professor Gregor Coster announced today that Nicole Rosie will be the agency’s new Chief Executive. More >>

Construction firm fined after worker injured in 2.9m fall

Monday, 12 September 2016, 4:36 pm | WorkSafe NZ

The importance of training and hazard management while working at height has been highlighted at a Timaru District Court sentencing today. More >>

Earthquakes – WorkSafe advises care when entering workplaces

Friday, 2 September 2016, 8:19 am | WorkSafe NZ

WorkSafe New Zealand is advising people on the East Coast of the North Island, and those affected further afield, to exercise care and good judgement as they head to their workplaces this morning. More >>

Forestry industry must remain vigilant

Wednesday, 24 August 2016, 3:44 pm | WorkSafe NZ

Forestry industry must remain vigilant about health and safety WorkSafe New Zealand says the latest forestry death in Hawkes Bay is a sad reminder to the industry of the need to remain vigilant about health and safety. Monday’s death follows three ... More >>

Hamilton flooring company fined after employee burned

Monday, 15 August 2016, 4:49 pm | WorkSafe NZ

A commercial and residential flooring company has been fined $33,125 and ordered to pay reparations totalling $24,482.88 after an employee was left with serious burns in an incident involving the ignition of flammable solvent adhesive while installing ... More >>

Plan launched to reduce health risks at work

Thursday, 11 August 2016, 10:17 am | WorkSafe NZ

A 10-year plan to address health risks in New Zealand’s workplaces was launched tonight in Wellington by the Minister for Workplace Relations and Safety, Hon Michael Woodhouse. More >>

Tourist’s family to receive $70,000 after scuba dive death

Tuesday, 9 August 2016, 4:05 pm | WorkSafe NZ

The family of a Taiwanese tourist who drowned on a recreational SCUBA dive at Hahei in November 2014 will receive $70,000 in reparations. More >>

Systematic attention to machinery management urged

Friday, 5 August 2016, 2:29 pm | WorkSafe NZ

The importance of systematic maintenance and proper fault management of machinery in workplaces has been highlighted today at the sentencing of the Lyttelton Port Company (LPC) for failing to take all practicable steps to ensure its employees’ ... More >>

Guide to help farmers and pilots stay safe from wire strike

Monday, 1 August 2016, 4:04 pm | WorkSafe NZ

At this time of year, low-level spraying is a frequent occurrence and farmers and agricultural pilots need to work together to stay safe around wires. That’s the message from WorkSafe and the Civil Aviation Authority who have developed a fact ... More >>

Spike in leptospirosis prompts warning to farmers

Friday, 1 July 2016, 2:36 pm | WorkSafe NZ

After a spike in cases of leptospirosis in Northland, farmers are being urged to take care around animals and to vaccinate their livestock. Leptospirosis is a serious bacterial disease that can cause flu-like symptoms, such as headaches, muscle pains, ... More >>

If you buy health and safety advice, make sure it’s right

Tuesday, 28 June 2016, 10:18 am | WorkSafe NZ

Good health and safety practice is not something you can just buy off the shelf, and farmers need to build health and safety into everyday activity on farm. More >>

Slaughter house crushing victim awarded $68,250

Tuesday, 21 June 2016, 3:44 pm | WorkSafe NZ

CMP Canterbury Limited (part of the ANZCO Group) has been fined $39,000 and ordered to pay reparation of $68,250 in addition to $12,000 previously paid by the company after a worker was crushed by the door of a stun box. More >>

Plan properly before farm burn-offs

Friday, 17 June 2016, 5:17 pm | WorkSafe NZ

Farmers are being urged to thoroughly manage risks during burn-offs after a company was fined $72,000 and ordered to pay reparation of $107,000 following the death of an employee. More >>

Fire risks must be managed

Friday, 17 June 2016, 2:47 pm | WorkSafe NZ

Fire risks must be managed A worker who suffered serious burns while doing gas-cutting work at a Taranaki scrap metal yard is to receive $17,000 in court-ordered reparation from his employer. Molten Metals Limited was also fined $45,000. The man was cutting ... More >>

“Litany of failures” leads to quarry worker death

Wednesday, 15 June 2016, 9:42 am | WorkSafe NZ

Last April, a 24 year-old father of one died at a Bay of Plenty quarry after he was thrown from a fully laden dump truck. That “tragic and preventable death” had its sequel in the Tauranga District Court today when the company and its director ... More >>

Updated tool-kit to help farmers improve health and safety

Friday, 10 June 2016, 9:52 am | WorkSafe NZ

An updated tool-kit designed to help farmers better manage risks on their farms will be distributed at National Fieldays at Mystery Creek. More >>



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