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New Zealand workplaces have been required to adequately guard machinery since the Machinery Act 1950 came into force. Almost 70 years later, workplaces still aren’t getting it right, with fatalities, amputations and injuries from machinery still a reality for too many New ...
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WorkSafe is reminding schools that they can still let people access their pools, through the summer break.The decision to let people access a school pool is up to a Board of Trustees, but there are some things to keep in mind, says WorkSafe’s Chief Inspector Assessments fo...
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Start 2018 right

February 10, 2018
Welcome to 2018! Start the new year back at work by spending some time with your team talking about how you’re all going to make this year a safe and healthy one. Worksafes Chief Executive Nicole Rosie says, “Be a health and safety hero – start the year with a good con...
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It’s a shock to the system going back to work after the holidays, particularly after a couple of weeks off over Christmas. It’s a good time to remember to look after yourself and keep getting enough sleep as the likelihood of a work-related incident can be higher if you ...
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Your workers must hold the relevant certifications for the asbestos removal work they are employed to carry out.The relevant unit standards for asbestos work are:Unit standard 29765 to undertake class B work;Unit standard 29766 to undertake class A work.To clarify: if y...
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Use the gear you've got

February 10, 2018
Safety gear is no good when it is sitting in your vehicle – and it needs to be used properly. That is the lesson following the sentencing of Stumpmaster Limited today in the North Shore District Court. Stumpmaster was cutting down a palm tree from a property when a woman w...
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Health and safety is full of unsung heroes who work hard behind the scenes to make sure everyone goes some safe and well. It’s time to shine a light on those individuals, teams and initiatives that keep our workplaces healthy and safe.Entries for the 2018 New Zealand Workp...
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There has been a lot of interest in heat at work over the last couple of weeks as the mercury has soared.But management of work in extreme temperatures has been a workplace health and safety consideration for many decades already, says WorkSafe’s Deputy General Manager, In...
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The Health and Safety Association of New Zealand (HASANZ) has appointed Philip Aldridge as its first Executive Director, with responsibility for managing its day to day operations and implementing its business strategy.HASANZ is the umbrella organisation for workplace health...
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There are no second chances with heavy machinery says WorkSafe after the sentencing of Easton Agriculture Limited today in Palmerston North District Court.The sentencing follows the death of a worker in August 2016 after he became trapped in a potato harvester on a farm in S...
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