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How To Qualify For The Close Contact Exemption Scheme

Saturday, 19 February 2022, 7:22 am | Industrial Safety News

Business can be put in a tight spot if staff need to self-isolate, but a worker who is a close contact of a Covid19 case can continue to work in certain cases, provided they are vaccinated and displaying no symptoms. The close contact exemption scheme ... More >>

Third Of Businesses Unprepared For Chemical Incidents

Saturday, 19 February 2022, 7:19 am | Industrial Safety News

The study asked respondents from organizations across the chemical industry anonymously to rank their organization’s emergency preparedness levels. The survey shows that almost a third of businesses (28%) under-prioritize their chemical emergency response ... More >>

Did You Check Emails Over Christmas?

Friday, 21 January 2022, 5:53 pm | Industrial Safety News

If you can’t seem to keep work at bay, this out-of-hours practice could cost you your health, according to research from the University of South Australia. Surveying more than 2200 academics and professional staff across 40 Australian universities, ... More >>

Another Business Prosecuted For Multiple Covid Breaches

Friday, 21 January 2022, 5:50 pm | Industrial Safety News

WorkSafe New Zealand has issued three infringement notices totalling $20,000 to a business after months of failing to comply with Covid-19 requirements, says Head of General Inspectorate Simon Humphries. Christchurch restaurant The Lotus-Heart ... More >>

Don’t Let Lights And Decorations Turn Into A Festive Hangover

Friday, 10 December 2021, 5:24 pm | Industrial Safety News

Putting up and removing seasonal decorations can quickly turn into a festive hangover if those tasked with the work do not know how to do it safely, warns IPAF Head of Safety and Technical Brian Parket. Not using the correct type of Mobile Elevating ... More >>

How To Prepare Your Business For The End Of Year Surge

Friday, 10 December 2021, 5:21 pm | Industrial Safety News

With end of year just around the corner here’s some tips from Prospa on how to make sure you’re ready to capitalise on that summertime rush. Savvy business owners should start putting things in place to secure a healthy cash flow to see through ... More >>

Staff Wellbeing Programmes Help Workplaces Thrive

Thursday, 25 November 2021, 5:03 pm | Industrial Safety News

Programmes aimed at supporting employees’ health and wellbeing can also benefit their social relationships and reduce bullying, according to a new study. Researchers from the University of East Anglia (UEA), working in collaboration with insurance ... More >>

Construction And Manufacturing Top Industries Hit By Ransomware

Thursday, 25 November 2021, 5:00 pm | Industrial Safety News

NordLocker research finds 37 percent of companies worldwide became victims of ransomware in 2020, and though no industry is safe from cyber attacks, industrial sectors were targeted the most, says NordLocker cybersecurity expert Oliver Noble. NordLocker’s ... More >>

BIMSafe NZ Could Be A Health And Safety Game-changer

Sunday, 14 November 2021, 7:08 pm | Industrial Safety News

An upcoming state-of-the-art office building in Dunedin will be the case study for new safety trials, aimed at lowering the high number of workplace accidents in the building industry. The construction industry represents 8% of the workforce, but ... More >>

Business Convicted After Worker’s Fingers Crushed

Sunday, 14 November 2021, 7:05 pm | Industrial Safety News

A company and its director have been dealt hefty fines and reparation costs following an incident with an unsafe metal press that ended in amputation. WorkSafe is warning company directors that if they are not making sure their company’s operations are ... More >>

Construction Training Programme Expands To Manawatū

Saturday, 6 November 2021, 9:36 pm | Industrial Safety News

The course begins on 1 November. The attendees are employed by a range of infrastructure companies from the start of the six-week course, and will begin their infrastructure careers with these companies on graduating. Fulton Hogan is leading this project ... More >>

Vaccine Mandates Confirmed – Is Your Business Safe?

Saturday, 6 November 2021, 9:32 pm | Industrial Safety News

Currently, only high-risk workplaces and those in customer-facing roles will be required to have both doses of the vaccine. However, industry leaders are pushing for the Government to mandate vaccines in most other sectors. Registered Master Builders ... More >>

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 >>