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Pike River mine – regulatory exemption granted by WorkSafe

Wednesday, 4 December 2019, 8:57 am | WorkSafe NZ

WorkSafe has accepted a Pike River Recovery Agency (PRRA) regulatory exemption request which clears the way for the agency to begin work to recover the mine drift. Regulation 170 (4) (a) of the Mining Operations and Quarrying Regulations 2016 requires that ... More >>

Unsafe work at height can have devastating consequences

Monday, 25 November 2019, 3:27 pm | WorkSafe NZ

WorkSafe is reminding businesses of the potentially devastating consequences unsafe work at height can cause, following the sentencing of Build Northland Limited at the Whangarei District Court last week. More >>

New easy-to-use asbestos tool for businesses

Monday, 25 November 2019, 11:41 am | WorkSafe NZ

WorkSafe has launched a new tool on its website today to help businesses to develop their asbestos management plans. The launch coincides with Asbestos Awareness Week. More >>

Incident at The Remarkables

Wednesday, 6 November 2019, 3:12 pm | WorkSafe NZ

WorkSafe understands one person has died and another is still missing. We are making initial inquiries to establish what our next steps will be. More >>

WorkSafe commits to Pacific worker safety programme

Wednesday, 6 November 2019, 12:43 pm | WorkSafe NZ

WorkSafe New Zealand is today celebrating its formal commitment to a programme that ensures Pacific peoples are kept healthy and safe at work. More >>

Auckland Convention Centre fire

Monday, 4 November 2019, 5:13 pm | WorkSafe NZ

WorkSafe has launched an investigation following a fire at the New Zealand International Convention Centre in Auckland, which began on October 22. WorkSafe’s investigation will focus on understanding the work activities being undertaken at the Convention ... More >>

Teacher and student injured on falling scaffold

Friday, 25 October 2019, 10:33 am | WorkSafe NZ

A school board of trustees was sentenced at the Tokoroa District Court yesterday after a mobile scaffold toppled over, injuring a teacher and student. Mobile scaffolding was erected in Forest View High School’s auditorium to assist with setting up lighting ... More >>

Meeanee fatality

Friday, 18 October 2019, 9:33 am | WorkSafe NZ

WorkSafe understands that a worker has been electrocuted. As we are now investigating we are unable to provide any further information. More >>

Workplace fatality

Monday, 14 October 2019, 2:11 pm | WorkSafe NZ

A male worker has been fatally injured by a falling 300kg ramp in Te Kuiti. WorkSafe is investigating and no further information is available. More >>

Forestry fatality in Pohangina

Tuesday, 8 October 2019, 5:23 pm | WorkSafe NZ

WorkSafe has been notified of a forestry fatality that occurred in Pohangina this afternoon. We understand the victim was fatally injured after becoming pinned between two trees. We have opened an investigation and therefore are unable to provide further ... More >>

Child fatally injured in Prebbleton, Canterbury

Monday, 30 September 2019, 3:47 pm | WorkSafe NZ

WorkSafe has been notified that a young child was fatally injured on a work site in Prebbleton, Canterbury today. More >>

Timaru fatal

Wednesday, 25 September 2019, 3:14 pm | WorkSafe NZ

WorkSafe is investigating a fatality at a farm in the Timaru area today. WorkSafe understands the incident involved a quad bike. More >>

If it’s not safe, fix it

Thursday, 15 August 2019, 11:23 am | WorkSafe NZ

Companies which identify safety issues with their machinery have a duty to remedy the problems and ensure any new operational processes are consistently applied, says WorkSafe. More >>

Faulty machinery leads to worker's death

Wednesday, 14 August 2019, 3:15 pm | WorkSafe NZ

WorkSafe is urging all employers to make sure machinery their workers are using is made safe and cannot injure a worker. This comes after the Homegrown Juice Co Limited was sentenced and fined $367,500 in Hastings District Court today after a worker ... More >>

Northwood gas explosion

Friday, 9 August 2019, 12:57 pm | WorkSafe NZ

WorkSafe has completed an important part of its ongoing investigation into the Northwood gas explosion and is able to give residents in the area an assurance that they can continue to use reticulated gas safely. “We now know that there was no issue with ... More >>

Company fined after workplace incident paralyzes permanently

Wednesday, 7 August 2019, 10:39 am | WorkSafe NZ

A North Island company was fined $304,750 today after a workplace incident on a mobile elevating work platform left a worker permanently paralysed from the neck down. In a reserved decision released by the Tauranga District Court yesterday, Supermac Group ... More >>

WorkSafe rolls out duo of ‘Safe Guys’ in refreshed campaign

Monday, 5 August 2019, 3:17 pm | WorkSafe NZ

WorkSafe New Zealand has today rolled out the sequel of its Safe Guy campaign, encouraging workers to do the easiest thing to improve health and safety – to speak up. This year the 2018 Safe Guy D’Angelo Martin will be accompanied by social media up-and-comer ... More >>

Director sentenced for perverting the course of justice

Friday, 2 August 2019, 2:18 pm | WorkSafe NZ

A farm company director from Southland has been convicted for perverting the course of justice during a WorkSafe health and safety investigation. More >>

Food packaging company prosecuted after previous warnings

Friday, 2 August 2019, 10:32 am | WorkSafe NZ

A food packaging company has been prosecuted after previous warnings around the importance of machine guarding went unheeded. More >>

Kaingaroa forest crash

Tuesday, 30 July 2019, 10:00 am | WorkSafe NZ

Investigators will meet Police today to inform WorkSafe's next steps. We will not provide updates on the investigation which will take some months. Our thoughts are with families and communities affected by the tragedy. More >>

 

 

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