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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 >>

Mining company sentenced after worker death

Wednesday, 9 May 2018, 2:00 pm | WorkSafe NZ

Critical risks in workplaces must not only be identified, but also managed effectively according to WorkSafe New Zealand. More >>

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 >>

 

 

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