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Risk present in all work spaces

Wednesday, 4 October 2017, 5:02 pm | WorkSafe NZ

Businesses need to consider health and safety risks on all structures, even those infrequently used, says WorkSafe New Zealand. More >>

Lack of sleep could affect your safety at work

Wednesday, 20 September 2017, 3:10 pm | WorkSafe NZ

Daylight Saving this weekend is a good time to check on the amount of sleep you are getting to keep yourself and others healthy and safe as you work, says WorkSafe Chief Executive Nicole Rosie. More >>

Safety first, always - WorkSafe

Thursday, 24 August 2017, 5:14 pm | WorkSafe NZ

Keeping workers safe and healthy must be every business’ first priority according to WorkSafe New Zealand. More >>

Take immediate action to manage known risks

Wednesday, 23 August 2017, 2:28 pm | WorkSafe NZ

Businesses must immediately take action to manage their known risks - identifying and listing them is not enough, says WorkSafe New Zealand. This follows the first sentencing under the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015 of Budget Plastics Ltd for ... More >>

Two workplace injuries in two days and no notification

Tuesday, 15 August 2017, 3:59 pm | WorkSafe NZ

Employers must actively manage risks to ensure workers go home healthy and safe according to WorkSafe New Zealand. More >>

Worker burnt after risks not managed

Thursday, 10 August 2017, 1:35 pm | WorkSafe NZ

Failure to adequately assess and control the risks of working near live electricity left a trainee worker with serious burns, says WorkSafe. Wellington Electricity engaged Northpower to carry out maintenance work on roadside transformers in the Wellington ... More >>

Plan for calving - include talking to workers about risks

Friday, 28 July 2017, 10:29 am | WorkSafe NZ

Farmers preparing for calving should also be thinking about effective ways to keep workers safe and well, said WorkSafe’s Agriculture Sector Lead Al McCone. More >>

Identify & Address Fall from Heights Hazards says WorkSafe

Monday, 10 July 2017, 11:05 am | WorkSafe NZ

Providing the right tools for the job is paramount for workers working at height to avoid life-changing injuries, says WorkSafe New Zealand. More >>

Critical to address risks from forklifts

Friday, 30 June 2017, 11:29 am | WorkSafe NZ

There have been seven workplace fatalities involving moving machinery - such as forklifts - since the start of May, and WorkSafe New Zealand Chief Executive Nicole Rosie says she’s devastated for the families, colleagues and communities of these workers. More >>

Dangers of entering grain silo underestimated

Monday, 26 June 2017, 2:33 pm | WorkSafe NZ

Poor risk management, emergency planning, and training for confined spaces work put an electrician’s life in danger and threatened the safety of 14 others who went to his aid in a grain silo incident, says WorkSafe Chief Inspector Keith Stewart. ... More >>

Lack of systems at the heart of a worker’s death

Wednesday, 7 June 2017, 5:20 pm | WorkSafe NZ

WorkSafe New Zealand says businesses must actively identify and control risks that could kill or maim their workers. More >>

Rising to the challenge of removing risk

Thursday, 1 June 2017, 2:57 pm | WorkSafe NZ

Eliminating risks can be difficult, but by trusting staff and looking outside the box Vector’s OnGas division has successfully done just that. More >>

Fine for incident that left a man a tetraplegic

Monday, 22 May 2017, 12:57 pm | WorkSafe NZ

Disregard for employee health and safety left a worker a tetraplegic, and resulted in a total of $386,300 in fines and reparation for a horticultural company and its director in the Pukekohe District Court today. More >>

Company fined for incident that left a man a tetraplegic

Monday, 22 May 2017, 12:04 pm | WorkSafe NZ

Disregard for employee health and safety left a worker a tetraplegic, and resulted in a total of $386,300 in fines and reparation for a horticultural company and its director in the Pukekohe District Court today. More >>

Acceptable circumstances to carry passengers on quad bikes

Thursday, 27 April 2017, 11:28 am | WorkSafe NZ

WorkSafe New Zealand has clarified the circumstances in which it is acceptable to carry passengers on single-seat quad bikes, in consultation with Federated Farmers, Beef + Lamb NZ, and DairyNZ. More >>

Clear disregard for the safety of workers and others

Wednesday, 26 April 2017, 4:46 pm | WorkSafe NZ

Sub-optimal demolition work of three residential buildings placed workers and neighbours at significant risk of asbestos exposure and landed the home owner with a large clean-up bill. More >>

Control risks as soon as they are identified

Thursday, 13 April 2017, 4:18 pm | WorkSafe NZ

Fixing or putting in place interim controls for significant risks at the time they are identified would likely have prevented a visitor’s death at South Port New Zealand in November 2015, says WorkSafe New Zealand. The victim drowned when he lost ... More >>

Easter bunny hopping into your workplace later this week?

Wednesday, 12 April 2017, 11:34 am | WorkSafe NZ

Go for it – Easter egg hunts are NOT banned – and here are some ‘eggcellent’ tips that will keep WorkSafe away from the chocolate. More >>

WorkSafe Accepts Enforceable Undertaking

Thursday, 6 April 2017, 9:39 am | WorkSafe NZ

WorkSafe New Zealand has accepted an enforceable undertaking from the St Kentigern Trust Board following an incident in which two students were injured during an April 2016 school production of Sweeney Todd. More >>

Recent rain a reminder to protect stock from leptospirosis

Monday, 3 April 2017, 4:06 pm | WorkSafe NZ

The wet of winter is coming and farmers should be planning annual leptospirosis boosters for herds to protect themselves and animals from contracting the disease, says WorkSafe Programme Manager Agriculture Al McCone. More >>



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