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Auckland construction worker seriously injured by piece of falling clay

Auckland construction worker seriously injured by piece of falling clay

A construction worker has been seriously injured after a retaining slope broke on a building site in central Auckland. Icon ...
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Check safety critical equipment regularly

Check safety critical equipment regularly

A worker has died after a wire rope being used as a handrail appears to have parted as he leaned ...
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May 22, 2018

Asbestos removal not just a risk for the worker

Almost 50 years after New Zealand businesses working in and around construction were first made aware of the risks of asbestos, removal of the cancer causing […]
May 14, 2018

Mining company sentenced after worker death

Critical risks in workplaces must not only be identified, but also managed effectively. Mining company Oceana Gold has been sentenced, after the death of a worker […]
May 4, 2018

Draft strategy revealed for Health and Safety at Work

The Government’s draft strategy for improving the health and safety of New Zealand workers over the next 10 years has been released, with submissions now being […]
May 4, 2018

Log intrusion

Following an incident this year, we are concerned that the 12mm polycarbonate screens used as log intrusion protection in machinery may not be adequate. We will be seeking […]
March 27, 2018

Do you really know what your workers are doing?

The importance of risk assessments and implementing appropriate controls – including training and monitoring workers to ensure they’re working safely, was a dominant message in the […]
March 15, 2018

Multiple risk sources need to be managed

The tortilla oven that crushed and burned a worker’s hand and arm in November 2016 had multiple sources of risk. Miller Foods Limited, trading as Remarkable […]
March 6, 2018

Machine guarding no new phenomenon

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 […]
February 20, 2018

Playing down workplace incidents doesn’t pay

WorkSafe is warning businesses not to play down notifiable events in their workplaces. Trade Depot Ltd appeared in Auckland District Court in December following an incident […]
February 12, 2018

Machines a matter of life and death

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 […]