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140 litre LPG leak could have been deadly

Friday, 1 March 2019, 10:22 am | WorkSafe NZ

WorkSafe says an uncontrolled LPG (Liquefied Petroleum Gas) release at a gas production station in Taranaki could have had potentially deadly consequences for the six workers on site. More >>

Inaugural health and safety workshop attended by Worksafe

Friday, 1 March 2019, 10:06 am | WorkSafe NZ

As harvest season begins, Wairarapa wineries are focused on workers’ health and safety, following a workshop with health and safety regulator WorkSafe New Zealand. In January, WorkSafe hosted the inaugural practical health and safety workshop with ... More >>

Worker severs thumb on inadequately guarded machinery

Thursday, 28 February 2019, 2:52 pm | WorkSafe NZ

A food manufacturing company was sentenced at the Christchurch District Court today after a worker had their thumb severed while cleaning a machine used to blend products. More >>

Company with 20 previous health and safety convictions fined

Thursday, 28 February 2019, 9:47 am | WorkSafe NZ

A North Island wood processing company with 20 previous health and safety convictions over the last two decades has landed in front of the courts again. More >>

Failure to fix problems results in severe injuries

Friday, 22 February 2019, 3:24 pm | WorkSafe NZ

A Gore farm machinery company’s lack of effective repairs to a tractor has resulted in a substantial fine and reparations to an injured farm worker. More >>

WorkSafe joins Young Farmer of the Year Competition

Friday, 15 February 2019, 11:35 am | WorkSafe NZ

WorkSafe New Zealand has today announced a partnership with the FMG Young Farmer of the Year competition. More >>

Timber company fined after two workers sustain injuries

Friday, 1 February 2019, 10:26 am | WorkSafe NZ

wo similar health and safety failings within three months have cost Rotorua timber company Claymark Limited over $680,000 in fines, reparations and costs. WorkSafe says that one serious injury on a company’s watch is bad enough, but that a second ... More >>

Meeting of minds to improve health and safety performance

Monday, 28 January 2019, 3:00 pm | WorkSafe NZ

Victoria University of Wellington and WorkSafe New Zealand have agreed to lift performance of New Zealand’s health and safety at work, through the establishment of the WorkSafe New Zealand Chair in Health and Safety. More >>

Seriousness of asbestos still not being observed

Friday, 21 December 2018, 1:31 pm | WorkSafe NZ

WorkSafe says the dangers associated with asbestos exposure are still not being adequately managed by those in the demolition business. Blenheim District Court has sentenced Crafar Crouch Construction Limited for failing to appropriately manage the risk of ... More >>

Farmers urged to avoid joining summer accident toll

Wednesday, 19 December 2018, 12:16 pm | WorkSafe NZ

Summer is a busy time on the farm, but it’s also among the most hazardous periods for accidents. More >>

Worker crushed by container swinglift

Wednesday, 19 December 2018, 11:03 am | WorkSafe NZ

In the past two years, ten people working in the transport, postal and warehousing sector have died while at work. Three of these deaths occurred in June 2017 and one had its sequel in the Hamilton District Court on Monday. Transport company Altranz ... More >>

Wellbeing focus National Health and Safety at Work Strategy

Friday, 14 December 2018, 9:25 am | WorkSafe NZ

New Zealand’s Health and Safety at Work Strategy 2018-2028 released yesterday has been welcomed by the workplace regulator, WorkSafe New Zealand. More >>

Forklift incident a reminder for companies

Wednesday, 5 December 2018, 3:20 pm | WorkSafe NZ

Mistakes must be learnt from says WorkSafe after a freight company was sentenced in Auckland District Court last Friday. More >>

WorkSafe accepts enforceable undertaking from Trojan Ltd

Tuesday, 4 December 2018, 3:24 pm | WorkSafe NZ

WorkSafe New Zealand has accepted an enforceable undertaking from Trojan Holdings Limited, following an incident at the Cromwell Transfer Station in June 2016 where a worker fell into the waste hopper and sustained serious injuries. More >>

Worker injured by falling transmission tower

Monday, 26 November 2018, 3:09 pm | WorkSafe NZ

If your workers are operating at height, you must make sure they’re able to work safely according to WorkSafe in the wake of a sentencing decision released by the Hamilton District Court today. More >>

School wins a coaching session with Richard Loe

Friday, 23 November 2018, 11:23 am | WorkSafe NZ

A Southland school has won a coaching session with rugby legend Richard Loe thanks to a farming couple designing an innovative system to prevent falls into their silo. More >>

Safety gear must be fit for purpose

Thursday, 15 November 2018, 4:23 pm | WorkSafe NZ

Identifying a workplace risk, but not following up to ensure it is controlled is bad health and safety business practice according to WorkSafe. More >>

Damaged footpath led to elderly man’s death

Friday, 9 November 2018, 2:19 pm | WorkSafe NZ

The death of a retired man who fell from a mobility scooter on a damaged piece of footpath has resulted in building development company YSB Group Limited being fined $100,000 by the Manukau District Court. The decision was released today. More >>

Local standards not being met

Friday, 9 November 2018, 1:57 pm | WorkSafe NZ

New Zealand has clearly defined standards for how machinery should be guarded, and WorkSafe says they’re still not being met by too many companies. More >>

Builder in court after unlicensed asbestos removal

Thursday, 8 November 2018, 9:51 am | WorkSafe NZ

Unqualified and unsafe asbestos removal landed Richard John Knight in the Christchurch District Court last Friday for sentencing. Mr Knight was unlicensed for an asbestos demolition job carried out on a Riccarton building in February 2017. More >>



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