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Use the gear you’ve got

Friday, 19 January 2018, 2:39 pm | WorkSafe NZ

Safety gear is no good when it is sitting in your vehicle – and it needs to be used properly. That is the lesson following the sentencing of Stumpmaster Limited today in the North Shore District Court. Stumpmaster was cutting down a palm tree ... More >>

Public can stay cool in your school pool

Friday, 22 December 2017, 2:19 pm | WorkSafe NZ

The summer holidays have arrived and WorkSafe is reminding schools that they can still let people access their pools, through the summer break. More >>

Lock up your construction sites

Thursday, 21 December 2017, 2:45 pm | WorkSafe NZ

WorkSafe New Zealand is reminding those managing construction sites to ensure their sites are safe and secure before they head away for the Christmas break. More >>

Follow Through on Your Safety Obligations

Monday, 18 December 2017, 9:15 am | WorkSafe NZ

WorkSafe is reminding construction firms and their contractors to follow through on their safety obligations. More >>

“Don’t repeat your mistakes…”

Thursday, 14 December 2017, 3:07 pm | WorkSafe NZ

WorkSafe New Zealand says two similar accidents involving the same plant at AFFCO’s Rangiuru meat processing plant two years apart are a prime example of a company not learning from its mistakes. Today in the Tauranga District Court, AFFCO New Zealand ... More >>

Falls from height easily avoided

Thursday, 30 November 2017, 1:01 pm | WorkSafe NZ

WorkSafe is warning the construction industry that it is unacceptable for workers to continue being harmed from the well-known risk of working at height. Lindsay Whyte Painters and Decorators Ltd was sentenced today in the Oamaru District Court after ... More >>

Near miss incident sends sharp reminder

Monday, 27 November 2017, 1:59 pm | WorkSafe NZ

WorkSafe says a near miss incident involving earth movers and electrical wires is a reminder to businesses to confirm that lines are not electrically live before beginning work, and to never make the assumption that they are not live. More >>

New health and safety toolkit now available

Friday, 24 November 2017, 11:11 am | WorkSafe NZ

SafePlus, a new Government developed and endorsed health and safety toolkit, is now available to all New Zealand businesses, and is set to help lift the health and safety performance in workplaces across the country. More >>

WorkSafe fully accepts the decision of the Supreme Court

Thursday, 23 November 2017, 4:57 pm | WorkSafe NZ

Chief Executive Nicole Rosie said the Court’s decision clarifies the approach the regulator should have taken, and will take in the future in such circumstances. More >>

Negligent asbestos removal puts others at risk

Thursday, 23 November 2017, 2:19 pm | WorkSafe NZ

WorkSafe is reminding businesses and property owners that a negligent approach to removing asbestos does not only put you at risk, but also those around you. More >>

Oil Recycler Ronald Salter Sentenced Over Workplace Death

Thursday, 23 November 2017, 11:21 am | WorkSafe NZ

The owner of an oil recycling company where 24-year-old Jamey Bowring was killed in a tank explosion has been sentenced to 4½ months home detention. More >>

Sentencing for workplace death

Wednesday, 22 November 2017, 4:52 pm | WorkSafe NZ

Ronald Salter, Salters Cartage Limited and Race Works Limited are due to be sentenced on charges relating to death of Jamey Bowring at the Manukau District Court tomorrow at 10am. More >>

WorkSafe Accepts Enforceable Undertaking from Directionz

Thursday, 16 November 2017, 10:54 am | WorkSafe NZ

WorkSafe New Zealand has accepted an Enforceable Undertaking from Directionz Limited, a company that installs and maintains road signs and services, following an incident with an angle grinder in May 2016 that lead to a worker losing their eye. More >>

WorkSafe Accepts Enforceable Undertaking

Friday, 10 November 2017, 10:19 am | WorkSafe NZ

WorkSafe New Zealand has accepted an Enforceable Undertaking from Metropolitan Waste (Waikato) Limited, following the injury of a worker using a tin can baler in April 2016. More >>

Correct equipment should be available and used

Wednesday, 8 November 2017, 8:05 pm | WorkSafe NZ

WorkSafe says that industries need to be supplying their workers with the correct equipment to do the job safely. The message comes after Broadspectrum (New Zealand) Limited was sentenced today in the Christchurch District Court. The sentencing follows ... More >>

New focus on safely managing hazardous substances

Wednesday, 8 November 2017, 2:19 pm | WorkSafe NZ

On 1 December the Health and Safety at Work (Hazardous Substances) Regulations 2017 will come into force. The aim is to reduce both the immediate harm to people and longer-term illness caused by hazardous substances in the workplace. More >>

Rebuilding Canterbury Safely

Tuesday, 7 November 2017, 7:45 pm | WorkSafe NZ

The Canterbury Rebuild Programme has met most of its short and medium term goals according to an evaluation report released by WorkSafe tonight. This includes zero fatalities since the programme launched in 2013. More >>

WorkSafe Accepts Enforceable Undertaking from Zespri

Monday, 30 October 2017, 12:08 pm | WorkSafe NZ

WorkSafe New Zealand has accepted an Enforceable Undertaking from Zespri International Limited, following a fatal quad bike incident on a Tauranga orchard in May 2016. More >>

Companies must learn from their mistakes

Friday, 27 October 2017, 3:44 pm | WorkSafe NZ

WorkSafe says businesses must learn from their health and safety mistakes and ensure changes are effective and address the risks in the workplace. More >>

Construction company sentenced for fall from height

Wednesday, 25 October 2017, 5:21 pm | WorkSafe NZ

WorkSafe New Zealand is reminding workplaces to ensure their workers are using their health and safety equipment correctly. More >>

 

 

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