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Forestry industry must remain vigilant

Wednesday, 24 August 2016, 3:44 pm | WorkSafe NZ

Forestry industry must remain vigilant about health and safety WorkSafe New Zealand says the latest forestry death in Hawkes Bay is a sad reminder to the industry of the need to remain vigilant about health and safety. Monday’s death follows three ... More >>

Hamilton flooring company fined after employee burned

Monday, 15 August 2016, 4:49 pm | WorkSafe NZ

A commercial and residential flooring company has been fined $33,125 and ordered to pay reparations totalling $24,482.88 after an employee was left with serious burns in an incident involving the ignition of flammable solvent adhesive while installing ... More >>

Plan launched to reduce health risks at work

Thursday, 11 August 2016, 10:17 am | WorkSafe NZ

A 10-year plan to address health risks in New Zealand’s workplaces was launched tonight in Wellington by the Minister for Workplace Relations and Safety, Hon Michael Woodhouse. More >>

Tourist’s family to receive $70,000 after scuba dive death

Tuesday, 9 August 2016, 4:05 pm | WorkSafe NZ

The family of a Taiwanese tourist who drowned on a recreational SCUBA dive at Hahei in November 2014 will receive $70,000 in reparations. More >>

Systematic attention to machinery management urged

Friday, 5 August 2016, 2:29 pm | WorkSafe NZ

The importance of systematic maintenance and proper fault management of machinery in workplaces has been highlighted today at the sentencing of the Lyttelton Port Company (LPC) for failing to take all practicable steps to ensure its employees’ ... More >>

Guide to help farmers and pilots stay safe from wire strike

Monday, 1 August 2016, 4:04 pm | WorkSafe NZ

At this time of year, low-level spraying is a frequent occurrence and farmers and agricultural pilots need to work together to stay safe around wires. That’s the message from WorkSafe and the Civil Aviation Authority who have developed a fact ... More >>

Spike in leptospirosis prompts warning to farmers

Friday, 1 July 2016, 2:36 pm | WorkSafe NZ

After a spike in cases of leptospirosis in Northland, farmers are being urged to take care around animals and to vaccinate their livestock. Leptospirosis is a serious bacterial disease that can cause flu-like symptoms, such as headaches, muscle pains, ... More >>

If you buy health and safety advice, make sure it’s right

Tuesday, 28 June 2016, 10:18 am | WorkSafe NZ

Good health and safety practice is not something you can just buy off the shelf, and farmers need to build health and safety into everyday activity on farm. More >>

Slaughter house crushing victim awarded $68,250

Tuesday, 21 June 2016, 3:44 pm | WorkSafe NZ

CMP Canterbury Limited (part of the ANZCO Group) has been fined $39,000 and ordered to pay reparation of $68,250 in addition to $12,000 previously paid by the company after a worker was crushed by the door of a stun box. More >>

Plan properly before farm burn-offs

Friday, 17 June 2016, 5:17 pm | WorkSafe NZ

Farmers are being urged to thoroughly manage risks during burn-offs after a company was fined $72,000 and ordered to pay reparation of $107,000 following the death of an employee. More >>

Fire risks must be managed

Friday, 17 June 2016, 2:47 pm | WorkSafe NZ

Fire risks must be managed A worker who suffered serious burns while doing gas-cutting work at a Taranaki scrap metal yard is to receive $17,000 in court-ordered reparation from his employer. Molten Metals Limited was also fined $45,000. The man was cutting ... More >>

“Litany of failures” leads to quarry worker death

Wednesday, 15 June 2016, 9:42 am | WorkSafe NZ

Last April, a 24 year-old father of one died at a Bay of Plenty quarry after he was thrown from a fully laden dump truck. That “tragic and preventable death” had its sequel in the Tauranga District Court today when the company and its director ... More >>

Updated tool-kit to help farmers improve health and safety

Friday, 10 June 2016, 9:52 am | WorkSafe NZ

An updated tool-kit designed to help farmers better manage risks on their farms will be distributed at National Fieldays at Mystery Creek. More >>

Fertilizer spreading company ordered to pay $150K

Thursday, 9 June 2016, 5:09 pm | WorkSafe NZ

An agricultural services operator, who was found guilty during a judge-alone trial, has been ordered to pay reparations of $85,000 to the family of a contractor who was killed on the job. More >>

Taranaki employer fined for worker’s death

Friday, 3 June 2016, 3:06 pm | WorkSafe NZ

The widow of a forestry dump truck driver killed at work will receive $97,655.45 in emotional harm reparations from his employer. More >>

Companies ordered to pay over $120K after incident

Friday, 3 June 2016, 10:02 am | WorkSafe NZ

Companies ordered to pay over $120K after contractor seriously injured by fish de-heading machine More >>

Delta Utility Services fined after worker injured

Wednesday, 1 June 2016, 11:18 am | WorkSafe NZ

Dunedin electricity distribution network provider Delta Utility Services has been fined $35,000 and ordered to pay reparation of $49,600 after a worker fell six metres after low voltage arcing on lines he was working on. More >>

Fonterra Co-operative wins major health and safety award

Thursday, 26 May 2016, 10:50 am | WorkSafe NZ

Two innovative employee health and wellness initiatives from Fonterra Co-operative Limited brought the company the WorkSafe New Zealand and ACC sponsored Supreme Award at last night's Safeguard Workplace Health and Safety Awards in Auckland. More >>

Builder ordered to pay over $48K after employee injured

Thursday, 26 May 2016, 10:08 am | WorkSafe NZ

A sentencing in the Wellington District Court yesterday has underlined the importance of managing fall from height workplace hazards after a construction worker fell from a ladder and sustained serious brain injuries. More >>

Fonterra Co-operative wins major health and safety award

Thursday, 26 May 2016, 9:52 am | WorkSafe NZ

Two innovative employee health and wellness initiatives from Fonterra Co-operative Limited brought the company the WorkSafe New Zealand and ACC sponsored Supreme Award at tonight's Safeguard Workplace Health and Safety Awards in Auckland. More >>

 

 

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