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Health and Safety isn’t the Christmas Grinch

Thursday, 8 December 2016, 4:21 pm | WorkSafe NZ

Myths continue to abound about how health and safety is stopping New Zealanders from doing all the fun things they used to do. More >>

Improving safety for participants on community work

Wednesday, 7 December 2016, 2:44 pm | WorkSafe NZ

The importance of good risk assessment and monitoring of offenders carrying out community work has been highlighted in today’s sentencing of the Corrections Department under the Health and Safety in Employment Act. More >>

Ministry of Social Development Prosecution

Tuesday, 6 December 2016, 4:30 pm | WorkSafe NZ

Chief District Court Judge Jan Marie Doogue has entered a conviction against the Ministry of Social Development on a charge of failing to take all practicable steps to ensure the safety of its employees. Judge Doogue declined an MSD application for ... More >>

WorkSafe leads the way in “Future Directors” Programme

Thursday, 1 December 2016, 12:04 pm | WorkSafe NZ

WorkSafe New Zealand will be the first public sector agency to participate in the “Future Directors in the State Sector” programme starting early next year, the Chair of the WorkSafe Board, Professor Gregor Coster, said today. More >>

Decisions on Review & Stay of Pike River Improvement Notices

Wednesday, 23 November 2016, 4:54 pm | WorkSafe NZ

WorkSafe New Zealand has undertaken an internal review of two Improvement Notices placed on Solid Energy requiring work on sealing the mine to be completed by the end of November and February next year respectively and the application for a stay ... More >>

WorkSafe advices care when entering workplaces after quakes

Monday, 14 November 2016, 10:00 am | WorkSafe NZ

WorkSafe New Zealand is advising people from Christchurch to Wellington, and those affected further afield, to exercise care and good judgement as they head to their workplaces this morning. More >>

Lessons to be learned from workplace fatality

Monday, 7 November 2016, 2:23 pm | WorkSafe NZ

A workplace fatality involving an exploding bitumen emulsion tank has important lessons for industry according to WorkSafe New Zealand. On 30 November last year, an employee of Corboy Earthmovers Limited in Te Awamutu was killed when emulsion ... More >>

Farmers warned not to overload quads

Friday, 4 November 2016, 3:00 pm | WorkSafe NZ

Farmers are being urged to keep themselves and staff safe when doing routine jobs with vehicles after a farm employee was crushed under a quad while travelling on sloping terrain with a spray tank fitted to the front of the vehicle. The incident ... More >>

Experienced farmers figure high in vehicle-related deaths

Tuesday, 1 November 2016, 11:11 am | WorkSafe NZ

WorkSafe’s data from 2015 shows that experienced farmers carrying out routine jobs with vehicles are getting caught out. In 2015, there were 19 fatalities on farms – 16 of those involved vehicles. In over 50% of the incidents, farmers were aged ... More >>

WorkSafe to visit trampoline parks

Tuesday, 25 October 2016, 10:09 am | WorkSafe NZ

WorkSafe assessment inspectors will start visiting trampoline parks across New Zealand from today to ensure these businesses are meeting their obligations under the Health and Safety at Work Act. More >>

Asbestos guide a first for New Zealand

Monday, 17 October 2016, 10:22 am | WorkSafe NZ

WorkSafe has released guidance for managing and removing asbestos in the workplace, the first of its kind in New Zealand. The Approved Code of Practice for the Management and Removal of Asbestos will help contribute to WorkSafe’s target of a 50% reduction ... More >>

WorkSafe New Zealand CE pays tribute to Helen Kelly

Friday, 14 October 2016, 11:43 am | WorkSafe NZ

WorkSafe New Zealand Chief Executive, Gordon MacDonald has paid tribute to the role the late Helen Kelly played in helping put health and safety “front and centre” as an issue that the whole country needed to address. More >>

Council sentenced after zookeeper killed by tiger

Friday, 16 September 2016, 3:49 pm | WorkSafe NZ

Hamilton City Council has been ordered to pay reparations of $5,180 to each of zookeeper Samantha Kudeweh’s two children. Ms Kudeweh was killed by a tiger while working at Hamilton Zoo last year. More >>

New Chief Executive – WorkSafe New Zealand

Wednesday, 14 September 2016, 3:05 pm | WorkSafe NZ

The Chair of WorkSafe New Zealand, Professor Gregor Coster announced today that Nicole Rosie will be the agency’s new Chief Executive. More >>

Construction firm fined after worker injured in 2.9m fall

Monday, 12 September 2016, 4:36 pm | WorkSafe NZ

The importance of training and hazard management while working at height has been highlighted at a Timaru District Court sentencing today. More >>

Earthquakes – WorkSafe advises care when entering workplaces

Friday, 2 September 2016, 8:19 am | WorkSafe NZ

WorkSafe New Zealand is advising people on the East Coast of the North Island, and those affected further afield, to exercise care and good judgement as they head to their workplaces this morning. More >>

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 >>



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