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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 >>

Hundreds of rebuild workers to get free worksite visits

Friday, 3 March 2017, 9:40 am | WorkSafe NZ

Around four hundred Canterbury construction workers will receive free health advice over the next fortnight to help raise awareness about the health risks they face on worksites. More >>

Nail Salon prosecuted for disregarding health and safety

Monday, 20 February 2017, 1:34 pm | WorkSafe NZ

Worksafe says companies that disregard the health and safety of workers and customers should expect they’ll be held to account. More >>

Farmers encouraged to keep children safe this summer

Tuesday, 20 December 2016, 11:23 am | WorkSafe NZ

Farmers are being encouraged to keep children safe on farms over the school holidays with a heightened risk of accidents on farms. More >>

Health and Safety isn’t the Christmas Grinch

Wednesday, 14 December 2016, 1:45 pm | WorkSafe NZ

Myths continue to abound about how health and safety is stopping New Zealanders from doing all the fun things they used to do. More >>

Health and Safety isn’t the Christmas Grinch

Thursday, 8 December 2016, 4:21 pm | WorkSafe NZ

Myths continue to abound about how health and safety is stopping New Zealanders from doing all the fun things they used to do. More >>

Improving safety for participants on community work

Wednesday, 7 December 2016, 2:44 pm | WorkSafe NZ

The importance of good risk assessment and monitoring of offenders carrying out community work has been highlighted in today’s sentencing of the Corrections Department under the Health and Safety in Employment Act. More >>

Ministry of Social Development Prosecution

Tuesday, 6 December 2016, 4:30 pm | WorkSafe NZ

Chief District Court Judge Jan Marie Doogue has entered a conviction against the Ministry of Social Development on a charge of failing to take all practicable steps to ensure the safety of its employees. Judge Doogue declined an MSD application for ... More >>

WorkSafe leads the way in “Future Directors” Programme

Thursday, 1 December 2016, 12:04 pm | WorkSafe NZ

WorkSafe New Zealand will be the first public sector agency to participate in the “Future Directors in the State Sector” programme starting early next year, the Chair of the WorkSafe Board, Professor Gregor Coster, said today. More >>

Decisions on Review & Stay of Pike River Improvement Notices

Wednesday, 23 November 2016, 4:54 pm | WorkSafe NZ

WorkSafe New Zealand has undertaken an internal review of two Improvement Notices placed on Solid Energy requiring work on sealing the mine to be completed by the end of November and February next year respectively and the application for a stay ... More >>

WorkSafe advices care when entering workplaces after quakes

Monday, 14 November 2016, 10:00 am | WorkSafe NZ

WorkSafe New Zealand is advising people from Christchurch to Wellington, and those affected further afield, to exercise care and good judgement as they head to their workplaces this morning. More >>

Lessons to be learned from workplace fatality

Monday, 7 November 2016, 2:23 pm | WorkSafe NZ

A workplace fatality involving an exploding bitumen emulsion tank has important lessons for industry according to WorkSafe New Zealand. On 30 November last year, an employee of Corboy Earthmovers Limited in Te Awamutu was killed when emulsion ... More >>

Farmers warned not to overload quads

Friday, 4 November 2016, 3:00 pm | WorkSafe NZ

Farmers are being urged to keep themselves and staff safe when doing routine jobs with vehicles after a farm employee was crushed under a quad while travelling on sloping terrain with a spray tank fitted to the front of the vehicle. The incident ... More >>

Experienced farmers figure high in vehicle-related deaths

Tuesday, 1 November 2016, 11:11 am | WorkSafe NZ

WorkSafe’s data from 2015 shows that experienced farmers carrying out routine jobs with vehicles are getting caught out. In 2015, there were 19 fatalities on farms – 16 of those involved vehicles. In over 50% of the incidents, farmers were aged ... More >>

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 >>



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