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Why Operations Teams Are Still Needed In An Automated World

Thursday, 13 May 2021, 3:53 pm | Industrial Safety News

Achieving a state where everything is running smoothly is due to the hard work of not just the system operations team, but also teams of technicians and maintenance staff, from both the automation provider, and the client. Having an advanced automated ... More >>

New Classification System For Hazardous Substances

Thursday, 13 May 2021, 3:47 pm | Industrial Safety News

On 30 April 2021, New Zealand adopted a new classification system for hazardous substances under the Hazardous Substances and New Organisms Act 1996 (HSNO). This new system is the Globally Harmonised System (GHS). The GHS is an international hazard ... More >>

What Are ‘Toolbox Talks’ And Why Are They Important?

Thursday, 6 May 2021, 3:54 pm | Industrial Safety News

Unlike an official safety meeting or training session, a toolbox talk is a shorter, more informal discussion, with a goal to support and reinforce your overall safety program by focusing on a specific safety issue with each talk. By offering a more ... More >>

Experience No Substitute For Risk Management

Thursday, 6 May 2021, 3:47 pm | Industrial Safety News

In March 2019 an employee of Coastwide Flooring Limited was installing carpet in a Greymouth building using a strong organic solvent-based adhesive. The worker had 17 years’ experience in the industry. He was found unresponsive by a co-worker ... More >>

Kicking Off The Financial Year Right

Thursday, 29 April 2021, 3:57 pm | Industrial Safety News

New Zealand’s construction boom means contractors are busier than ever, but throw in the demands of tax time, and running a small business in the construction sector quickly becomes a juggling act, says Fergus job management software founder Dan Pollard. ... More >>

Worker Engagement Brings Health And Safety Benefits

Thursday, 29 April 2021, 3:54 pm | Industrial Safety News

Christchurch-based maker of the Woodsman brand of log fires, W.H Harris, sometimes had issues getting staff to wear the correct PPE, says Operations Manager Mark Streeter. “But rather than go down the track of forcing people to wear equipment they didn’t ... More >>

The Importance Of Hand Safety

Friday, 16 April 2021, 4:00 pm | Industrial Safety News

No matter what industry you are in, hands are by far the most commonly used tool, so how do you protect your team from injuries? If hand safety isn’t one of the first things that comes to mind when you think of workplace safety, you should think ... More >>

Kiwi Company Adapts Sports Gear Technology For Safer PPE

Friday, 16 April 2021, 3:56 pm | Industrial Safety News

New Zealand equipment producer ZERO Height Safety has partnered with twICEme Technology to allow seamless access to vital information through the tap of a smartphone when an emergency occurs. The partnership aims to increase the level of safety for workers ... More >>

Greatest Risks To Businesses In 2021

Thursday, 8 April 2021, 4:09 pm | Industrial Safety News

Organizations have reported heightened risks and threats over the past year, largely due to the COVID-19 pandemic, according to the 2021 BCI Horizon Scan Report, sponsored by BSI. Non-occupational disease has found its way to the top of the list of business ... More >>

Are Workers Any Less Efficient At Night?

Thursday, 8 April 2021, 4:05 pm | Industrial Safety News

The early bird does indeed seem to get the worm, as morning people tend to go to bed early enough to get the recommended amount of sleep on standard working days, finds research published online in the journal Occupational & Environmental ... More >>

Worker Falls To His Death After Wire Rope Snaps

Thursday, 1 April 2021, 5:11 pm | Industrial Safety News

Routine inspection and maintenance of the company’s wired edge protection would have saved this worker’s life. In January 2019 the worker was transporting cars using a trailer he leased from Car Haulaways Limited. He loaded a car onto the top ... More >>

The Unseen Risks Of Remote Work

Thursday, 1 April 2021, 5:06 pm | Industrial Safety News

A year on from our first national lockdown, it appears we are working more hours for less money, says Frog Recruitment’s general manager Shannon Barlow. Working longer for less is a hangover from the new way people had to learn to work during ... More >>

Why Gloves Are Not Enough

Thursday, 25 March 2021, 5:05 pm | Industrial Safety News

Hand lacerations are among the most common types of injuries in the workplace, and cut-resistant gloves are a great way to prevent accidental cuts and abrasions to fingers and hands. They must be well-fitting, properly maintained, and appropriately ... More >>

City Rail Link Incident Highlights Risk Of Buried Power Cables

Thursday, 25 March 2021, 4:58 pm | Industrial Safety News

In July 2020, a worker on the City Rail Link project in Auckland’s CBD hammered a piece of reinforcement rod into a former public footpath area. The rod connected with an underground 11kv electrical cable, and smoke started rising from the area ... More >>

Gas Explosion Leaves Six Seriously Injured

Friday, 15 January 2021, 5:47 pm | Industrial Safety News

All work with gas must be done by the book – because when things go wrong, the consequences can be grave, says WorkSafe. Certifying gasfitter Gregory John Smith was repairing a fireplace at a home in Christchurch in July 2019. As part of the ... More >>

Company Fined $450k After Removing Machine Guarding

Friday, 4 December 2020, 4:55 pm | Industrial Safety News

Failure to ensure simple safety measures, such as machine guarding and supervision are in place, has left a worker with severe injuries after his arm got caught in a machine used to shred tyres Waste Management NZ Limited specialises in waste and ... More >>

Affco Fined $46,000 For Failing To Control Risks

Thursday, 6 August 2020, 8:29 pm | Industrial Safety News

Simply identifying health and safety risks is not enough, the New Zealand meat company has learned after a worker suffered a life-threatening infection following an incident at the company’s plant in Imlay In June 2015 a worker was cleaning up an offal ... More >>