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Co-operation key to safety on big projects

Thursday, 19 April 2018, 3:14 pm | WorkSafe NZ

Big construction projects require co-operation between parties in order to keep people safe, and WorkSafe is reminding contracting firms that New Zealand’s health and safety laws actually require it. More >>

Use your mouth campaign encourages Kiwi workers to speak up

Wednesday, 11 April 2018, 12:33 pm | WorkSafe NZ

WorkSafe New Zealand has just launched its new Use your mouth campaign. This marketing campaign focuses on encouraging New Zealand workers to speak up about health and safety. More >>

WorkSafe accepts enforceable undertaking from Earthcare

Thursday, 29 March 2018, 1:35 pm | WorkSafe NZ

WorkSafe New Zealand has accepted an enforceable undertaking from Earthcare Environmental Limited, following an incident in July 2016 where a worker suffered hand injuries including the amputation of two fingers. More >>

Do you really know what your workers are doing?

Friday, 23 March 2018, 2:42 pm | WorkSafe NZ

The importance of risk assessments and implementing appropriate controls – including training and monitoring workers to ensure they’re working safely, was a dominant message in the sentencing of Avon Industries Limited on health and safety charges. More >>

Major focus on reducing farm accidents involving vehicles

Thursday, 15 March 2018, 9:37 am | WorkSafe NZ

A major drive to reduce the number of injuries and fatalities involving vehicles on farms is underway. More >>

Multiple risk sources need to be managed

Monday, 12 March 2018, 3:15 pm | WorkSafe NZ

The tortilla oven that crushed and burned a worker’s hand and arm in November 2016 had multiple sources of risk says WorkSafe. More >>

Machine guarding no new phenomenon

Friday, 2 March 2018, 3:11 pm | WorkSafe NZ

New Zealand workplaces have been required to adequately guard machinery since the Machinery Act 1950 came into force. Almost 70 years later, WorkSafe says workplaces still aren’t getting it right, with fatalities, amputations and injuries from machinery ... More >>

Senior leadership revamp at WorkSafe

Thursday, 22 February 2018, 1:11 pm | WorkSafe NZ

WorkSafe New Zealand has welcomed the addition of three members to its senior leadership team. More >>

Playing down workplace incidents doesn’t pay

Monday, 19 February 2018, 3:33 pm | WorkSafe NZ

Trade Depot Ltd appeared in Auckland District Court in December following an incident where more than 200kg of plasterboard fell on a worker in Takanini. The Court has since released its sentencing decision on the matter. More >>

Machines a matter of life and death

Wednesday, 7 February 2018, 3:00 pm | WorkSafe NZ

There are no second chances with heavy machinery says WorkSafe after the sentencing of Easton Agriculture Limited today in Palmerston North District Court. More >>

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 >>

 

 

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