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Wellbeing focus National Health and Safety at Work Strategy

Friday, 14 December 2018, 9:25 am | WorkSafe NZ

New Zealand’s Health and Safety at Work Strategy 2018-2028 released yesterday has been welcomed by the workplace regulator, WorkSafe New Zealand. More >>

Forklift incident a reminder for companies

Wednesday, 5 December 2018, 3:20 pm | WorkSafe NZ

Mistakes must be learnt from says WorkSafe after a freight company was sentenced in Auckland District Court last Friday. More >>

WorkSafe accepts enforceable undertaking from Trojan Ltd

Tuesday, 4 December 2018, 3:24 pm | WorkSafe NZ

WorkSafe New Zealand has accepted an enforceable undertaking from Trojan Holdings Limited, following an incident at the Cromwell Transfer Station in June 2016 where a worker fell into the waste hopper and sustained serious injuries. More >>

Worker injured by falling transmission tower

Monday, 26 November 2018, 3:09 pm | WorkSafe NZ

If your workers are operating at height, you must make sure they’re able to work safely according to WorkSafe in the wake of a sentencing decision released by the Hamilton District Court today. More >>

School wins a coaching session with Richard Loe

Friday, 23 November 2018, 11:23 am | WorkSafe NZ

A Southland school has won a coaching session with rugby legend Richard Loe thanks to a farming couple designing an innovative system to prevent falls into their silo. More >>

Safety gear must be fit for purpose

Thursday, 15 November 2018, 4:23 pm | WorkSafe NZ

Identifying a workplace risk, but not following up to ensure it is controlled is bad health and safety business practice according to WorkSafe. More >>

Damaged footpath led to elderly man’s death

Friday, 9 November 2018, 2:19 pm | WorkSafe NZ

The death of a retired man who fell from a mobility scooter on a damaged piece of footpath has resulted in building development company YSB Group Limited being fined $100,000 by the Manukau District Court. The decision was released today. More >>

Local standards not being met

Friday, 9 November 2018, 1:57 pm | WorkSafe NZ

New Zealand has clearly defined standards for how machinery should be guarded, and WorkSafe says they’re still not being met by too many companies. More >>

Builder in court after unlicensed asbestos removal

Thursday, 8 November 2018, 9:51 am | WorkSafe NZ

Unqualified and unsafe asbestos removal landed Richard John Knight in the Christchurch District Court last Friday for sentencing. Mr Knight was unlicensed for an asbestos demolition job carried out on a Riccarton building in February 2017. More >>

Maintenance work leads to crush injuries

Friday, 2 November 2018, 1:29 pm | WorkSafe NZ

WorkSafe New Zealand says businesses must learn from previous health and safety failings to ensure workers are protected. More >>

WorkSafe launches ‘Be a Safe Guy’ campaign

Friday, 26 October 2018, 11:26 am | WorkSafe NZ

Since 2013, more than 40 workers between the age of 18 and 30 years old have lost their lives in the workplace. More >>

Worker crushed by 130kg block of polystyrene

Tuesday, 23 October 2018, 2:17 pm | WorkSafe NZ

Polystyrene insulation company Expol Ltd was sentenced in Auckland District Court last week following an incident where a worker was crushed by a large high density polystyrene block. More >>

WorkSafe accepts enforceable undertaking from Opus

Tuesday, 23 October 2018, 1:07 pm | WorkSafe NZ

WorkSafe New Zealand has accepted an enforceable undertaking from engineering and infrastructure company Opus International Consultants Limited (trading as ‘WSP Opus’), following an incident in February 2017 when scaffolding collapsed underneath ... More >>

Tractor fatality - farmer in court

Friday, 19 October 2018, 1:16 pm | WorkSafe NZ

Tractors are an integral part of farm businesses, but they are also a key contributor to New Zealand’s agricultural industry’s unacceptable number of farm deaths. In the last six years 30 New Zealanders have died while using them. More >>

Dangerous scaffolding under the spotlight

Wednesday, 17 October 2018, 2:32 pm | WorkSafe NZ

An Auckland scaffolding company with multiple previous breaches of safety law has been fined $180,000 for further failures to provide its workers with a safe working environment. Dong Xing Group Ltd was sentenced in the North Shore District Court ... More >>

Consistent machine guarding failures a wakeup call

Friday, 12 October 2018, 1:41 pm | WorkSafe NZ

In the last three months, four manufacturing companies have been sentenced under the Health and Safety at Work Act on charges for inadequately guarding machinery. So far this year, 11 manufacturing companies have been sentenced for machine guarding ... More >>

Take your health and safety systems with you

Friday, 5 October 2018, 4:24 pm | WorkSafe NZ

WorkSafe is reminding businesses to take their health and safety systems with them when they move or expand their operations before commencing operations. And to treat them as a priority during the move. More >>

Worker injured after being pinned by forklift

Tuesday, 2 October 2018, 11:37 am | WorkSafe NZ

WorkSafe is reminding the logistics and transport sector that they need to be considering the health and safety of truck drivers coming on and off of their sites to pick up and deliver goods. More >>

Inadequate machine guarding lead to hand amputation

Thursday, 27 September 2018, 11:19 am | WorkSafe NZ

Machine guarding failures in the meat processing industry are continuing to cause life changing injuries to workers. More >>

Lax approach to forestry operation leaves worker injured

Tuesday, 25 September 2018, 4:08 pm | WorkSafe NZ

Rotorua based logging operator Cropp Logging was sentenced in the Tauranga District Court today after an incident where a worker was struck by a tumbling log. More >>

 

 

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