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How To Survive As A Modern-day Business

Thursday, 14 October 2021, 5:38 pm | Industrial Safety News

Paper-based systems and analogue machines are still common within the industrial sectors, but writing on a piece of paper just isn’t adequate in today’s environment, says SYSPRO Chief Product Officer, Paulo De Matos. With the need for continued innovation ... More >>

Rapid Covid Tests Finally Get The Go-ahead

Thursday, 14 October 2021, 5:35 pm | Industrial Safety News

Rapid antigen testing, which can detect the virus in 15 minutes, has been given the green light more than a year after the Government’s own advisors called it a priority. The tests will be first rolled out across Auckland hospitals and for ... More >>

New Technology Set To Reduce Construction Incidents

Thursday, 7 October 2021, 8:38 pm | Industrial Safety News

A five-company alliance in North America are bringing together best-in-class technologies and risk knowledge to provide construction managers with a 360-degree view of construction sites and real-time alerts regarding workers’ adherence to safety regulations. ... More >>

Six Strategies To Manage Cash Flow During COVID-19

Thursday, 7 October 2021, 8:36 pm | Industrial Safety News

Lockdowns and alert level restrictions have put the squeeze on many small businesses – Prospa offers some advice that could help. In such uncertain times, many small business owners are already working hard to do what they can to protect their cash ... More >>

Priming Your Business For Post-lockdown Recovery

Friday, 1 October 2021, 5:41 pm | Industrial Safety News

With many small businesses scaled back or closed entirely due to Covid restrictions, savvy business owners reveal their first-hand tips for how they’re using this time to position their business for the future. Do things you’ve never had the time ... More >>

‘Knot And Tuck’ Technique Offers Better Protection

Friday, 1 October 2021, 5:37 pm | Industrial Safety News

Experts are urging the Ministry of Health to improve its mask wearing guidelines, calling current practices sub-optimal for reducing the risk of Covid-19 transmission. A new rapid evidence brief Improving mask use to stop Covid-19 transmission from ... More >>

Vaccine Availability And Requirements – What You Need To Know

Thursday, 23 September 2021, 4:30 pm | Industrial Safety News

Civil Contractors New Zealand answers some of the important questions companies in the construction industry are asking. Want to know about priority access to vaccines for essential workers? Need answers on whether an employer can require workers to ... More >>

‘No Jab No Job’ Brings Out Riot Police – Shuts Down Construction

Thursday, 23 September 2021, 4:27 pm | Industrial Safety News

The Victorian government has announced a two-week shutdown of the construction industry after a protest against mandatory vaccines for workers in the sector became violent. The Guardian newspaper says the closure across metropolitan Melbourne, Geelong, the ... More >>

Your Responsibilities For Staff Working From Home

Thursday, 16 September 2021, 4:20 pm | Industrial Safety News

It is a PCBU’s duty to ensure the health and safety of workers, including when they work remotely, WorkSafe warns. Since the Covid pandemic, it has become more common for people to work from home. At home, workers can be exposed to different ... More >>

582 Lockdown Breaches Reported To WorkSafe

Thursday, 16 September 2021, 4:12 pm | Industrial Safety News

Almost half of the complaints actioned by WorkSafe were allegations of businesses opening when they potentially should not have been under Covid-19 Alert Level restrictions. By the morning of Friday 3 September, WorkSafe inspectors had completed 508 COVID-19 ... More >>

Toxic Fumigant To Be Phased Out By 2033

Thursday, 2 September 2021, 4:45 pm | Industrial Safety News

The EPA is calling for a total ban on the ozone-depleting gas, methyl bromide, which is used increasingly in New Zealand to kill pests from trade cargo. Methyl bromide is a toxic and ozone-depleting substance, which India and China require to be used ... More >>

How To Prepare For Alert Level 3

Thursday, 2 September 2021, 4:32 pm | Industrial Safety News

The Covid-19 Delta variant is more infectious than previous strains – therefore, some additional controls for businesses are now required. At Alert Level 3, work should be done remotely where possible. Where this is not possible, on-site work ... More >>

Remote Working Putting Organisations At Risk Of Ransomware

Thursday, 26 August 2021, 10:36 pm | Industrial Safety News

The Government is urging Kiwi organisations to tighten up the way they enable remote working for staff to avoid the growing risk of cyber attacks. Government cyber security agency, CERT NZ says the majority of ransomware attacks occur through poorly configured ... More >>

Trades And Construction Protocols At Alert Level 4

Thursday, 26 August 2021, 10:31 pm | Industrial Safety News

Building and construction work that meets the Government definition of an essential service can continue under COVID-19 restrictions, following CHASNZ’s latest health and safety guidance. COVID-19 Alert Level 4 is restricted to essential services only. ... More >>

What Is Workplace Harassment And How To Prevent It

Thursday, 19 August 2021, 4:45 pm | Industrial Safety News

Sexual harassment is unwelcome conduct of a sexual nature which makes a person feel offended, humiliated or intimidated, where that reaction is reasonable in the circumstances. Sexual harassment can happen at a worker’s usual workplace or in other places where ... More >>

Technology Self Sufficiency Déjà Vu?

Thursday, 19 August 2021, 4:21 pm | Industrial Safety News

New Zealand could be forgetting a hard-earned lesson about national self-sufficiency. The uncanny parallel between our wartime experience of the difficulty in ensuring vital supplies reached us from thousands of miles away with the present major disruption ... More >>

Infrastructure Skills Centre Offers 'Work Experience For A Lifetime'

Thursday, 12 August 2021, 4:13 pm | Industrial Safety News

The civil construction and infrastructure industry has teamed up with government, industry bodies and employers to help meet New Zealand’s infrastructural skills challenge. The Infrastructure Skills Centre has been developed jointly by Fulton ... More >>

Pest Control Company’s ‘Home Brew’ Bait Leaves Worker Hospitalised

Thursday, 12 August 2021, 4:09 pm | Industrial Safety News

A Rolleston-based pest bait manufacturing organisation has been fined $275,000 over an incident in which a worker was poisoned in May 2019 and nearly lost his life. Pest Control Research Limited Partnership (PCR) manufactures pest control products ... More >>

New Radio Technology Keeps Workers Safe And Compliant

Thursday, 5 August 2021, 4:08 pm | Industrial Safety News

Otago forestry workers are using new radio technology to manage 23,730 hectares of forest more safely, even enabling them to perform under Covid-19 restrictions. Initially deployed to replace an outdated analogue radio network, the system delivers ... More >>

Worker Hospitalised After Ingesting Fuel

Thursday, 5 August 2021, 4:02 pm | Industrial Safety News

As well as being flammable, WorkSafe reminds businesses of the other dangers surrounding petrol and its toxicity after a fuel siphoning incident earlier this month. On Tuesday 7 July 2021, a worker in West Auckland ingested an unknown quantity of unleaded fuel ... More >>