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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 >>

Quarry operator ordered to pay over $150K after death

Wednesday, 25 May 2016, 11:23 am | WorkSafe NZ

A South Canterbury-based quarry and transport operator has been ordered to pay reparations of $100,000 to the family of an employee who was crushed to death while working at its Gordon Valley limestone quarry. More >>

WorkSafe lays charges after workplace death investigation

Friday, 13 May 2016, 10:32 am | WorkSafe NZ

WorkSafe New Zealand has laid 33 charges against Salters Cartage Ltd and its director Ron Salter following the investigation into the death of a worker in an explosion at the plant in Wiri on 15 September 2015. More >>

First day on the job death leads to $180k fine/reparation

Wednesday, 11 May 2016, 11:35 am | WorkSafe NZ

A Gisborne-based logging transport operator has been fined $80,000 and ordered to pay reparations of $100,000 in relation to the death of a contractor who was fatally run over during his first day on the job. More >>

AFFCO worker impaled on meat hook awarded $25K

Wednesday, 20 April 2016, 3:43 pm | WorkSafe NZ

AFFCO New Zealand Limited has been fined $30,000 and ordered to pay reparation of $25,000 after a worker was impaled on a meat hook. The hook went in below his left ear and came out below his left eye, puncturing two major muscles beneath his cheek. ... More >>

Company fined after nine tonne truck hoist crushes mechanic

Monday, 18 April 2016, 3:10 pm | WorkSafe NZ

Agricultural contracting company, John Austin Limited, has been fined $36,750 and ordered to pay reparations of $65,554 after a mechanic was crushed by a nine tonne truck hoist, leaving him with two severe breaks to his pelvis, deep bruising and ... More >>

New Chief Executive for WorkSafe New Zealand being sought

Monday, 11 April 2016, 2:09 pm | WorkSafe NZ

The Chief Executive of WorkSafe New Zealand, Gordon MacDonald has resigned and will return to the United Kingdom later this year. More >>

 

 

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