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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 >>

Complacency over chemical use leaves worker without an eye

Friday, 21 September 2018, 2:23 pm | WorkSafe NZ

A worker had to have his eye removed after an incident involving a corrosive cleaning product at a Tauranga Mussel Processing plant. More >>

World-leading health and safety innovator to join WorkSafe

Friday, 7 September 2018, 11:17 am | WorkSafe NZ

One of the world’s most innovative health and safety practitioners is to join WorkSafe New Zealand as Chief Advisor Health and Safety Innovation. More >>

Be in to win a coaching session with Richard Loe

Monday, 27 August 2018, 2:56 pm | WorkSafe NZ

A rugby club or team will get the chance to learn skills from rugby legend Richard Loe as part of a programme to improve health and safety on the farm. More >>

WorkSafe accepts enforceable undertaking from Woods Glass

Tuesday, 31 July 2018, 2:45 pm | WorkSafe NZ

WorkSafe New Zealand has accepted an enforceable undertaking from glass supply and glazing company Woods Glass (New Zealand) Limited, following an incident in January 2017 when a workers leg was crushed in machinery. More >>

WorkSafe accepts enforceable undertakings

Friday, 20 July 2018, 12:47 pm | WorkSafe NZ

WorkSafe New Zealand has accepted enforceable undertakings from Plunket Electrical Oamaru Limited and McConnell Dowell Constructors Limited. More >>

WorkSafe accepts enforceable undertakings after gas exposure

Tuesday, 19 June 2018, 12:05 pm | WorkSafe NZ

WorkSafe New Zealand has accepted enforceable undertakings from air conditioning and refrigeration company Airtech Limited, and vegetable packaging and marketing company NZ Hot House Limited following an incident in July 2016 where workers were ... More >>

New GM appointed to WorkSafe High Hazards

Monday, 11 June 2018, 4:50 pm | WorkSafe NZ

WorkSafe New Zealand is pleased to announce that Tony Hetherington has been appointed to the position of General Manager for High Hazards and Energy Safety within the health and safety regulator’s Operations group. More >>

WorkSafe accepts enforceable undertaking from Dongwha

Monday, 11 June 2018, 2:24 pm | WorkSafe NZ

WorkSafe New Zealand has accepted an enforceable undertaking from fibreboard manufacturing company Dongwha New Zealand Limited, following an incident in December 2016 where a worker’s arm was drawn into a piece of machinery. More >>

Fatal interactions between forklifts and people

Friday, 25 May 2018, 4:43 pm | WorkSafe NZ

A major freight distribution and logistics company appeared in Auckland District Court today after an incident involving a forklift that left a man fatally injured. More >>

Kids and quads a lethal combination

Friday, 25 May 2018, 3:49 pm | WorkSafe NZ

A young boy had a lucky escape after he fell from a quad bike and was run over by the equipment being towed behind it. WorkSafe says it is a reminder for farmers and families to ensure they are keeping kids off adult sized quad bikes, as riders or ... More >>

WorkSafe accepts enforceable undertaking from Fletcher

Tuesday, 15 May 2018, 4:04 pm | WorkSafe NZ

WorkSafe accepts enforceable undertaking from Fletcher Construction WorkSafe New Zealand has accepted an enforceable undertaking from Fletcher Construction Company Limited, following an incident in May 2016 where a worker was injured by a temporary ... More >>

Asbestos removal not just a risk for the worker

Monday, 14 May 2018, 1:19 pm | WorkSafe NZ

Almost 50 years after New Zealand businesses working in and around construction were first made aware of the risks of asbestos, removal of the cancer causing material is still not being managed effectively says WorkSafe New Zealand. “Asbestos is ... More >>

Long hours of work must not compromise worker safety

Thursday, 10 May 2018, 3:27 pm | WorkSafe NZ

Tractor driver had worked almost 200 hours in the fortnight leading up to his death More >>

 

 

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