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New Zealand Mining Board of Examiners – Newsletter August 2018

By   /  September 18, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Employment Issues, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Business, New Zealand Government Public Service, Worksafe  /  Comments Off on New Zealand Mining Board of Examiners – Newsletter August 2018

By MIL OSI Publisher  /  September 18, 2018  /  Comments Off on New Zealand Mining Board of Examiners – Newsletter August 2018 Source: Worksafe New Zealand NEXT ARTICLE →Green Party welcome Government saving Golden Bay mental health service whilst review under way ← PREVIOUS ARTICLEUC Connect public lecture: New Zealand’s place in a changing world MIL […]

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Attention: Raimondi Tower Cranes operators in New Zealand

By   /  September 12, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Employment Issues, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Business, New Zealand Government Public Service, Worksafe  /  Comments Off on Attention: Raimondi Tower Cranes operators in New Zealand

Source: Worksafe New Zealand 12 September 2018 WorkSafe New Zealand has been made aware of the following safety alert issued by WorkSafe Victoria in Australia. Safety alert – Crane owners, operators urged to conduct safety checks(external link) It follows a recent incident involving Raimondi Tower Cranes in which one person was killed and two others […]

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SafePlus News – September 2018

By   /  September 11, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Employment Issues, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Business, New Zealand Government Public Service, Worksafe  /  Comments Off on SafePlus News – September 2018

Source: Worksafe New Zealand 11 September 2018 Free SafePlus Online Self-Assessment Tool launches The third part of our SafePlus programme – the free online self-assessment tool for businesses – was launched in Wellington on Thursday 6 September, by Minister Iain Lees-Galloway.  The SafePlus online tool has been developed specifically for small and medium-sized businesses that want to […]

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World-leading health and safety innovator to join WorkSafe New Zealand

By   /  September 7, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Employment Issues, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Business, New Zealand Government Public Service, Worksafe  /  Comments Off on World-leading health and safety innovator to join WorkSafe New Zealand

Source: Worksafe New Zealand 7 September 2018 One of the world’s most innovative health and safety practitioners is to join WorkSafe New Zealand as Chief Advisor Health and Safety Innovation. Daniel Hummerdal has deep experience in developing new approaches to improving health and safety performance in a work environment, and WorkSafe’s Chief Operating Officer Phil […]

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Seatbelts were not worn in recent rollover fatalities

By   /  September 6, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Employment Issues, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Business, New Zealand Government Public Service, Worksafe  /  Comments Off on Seatbelts were not worn in recent rollover fatalities

Source: Worksafe New Zealand 6 September 2018 Three deaths in recent years involving people being thrown from side-by-side vehicles are a timely reminder of how important seatbelts are when vehicles roll. Seatbelts are the last line of protection when everything else goes wrong and should be worn according to vehicle manufacturer instructions. Incident one A […]

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Share farm safety examples and be in to win a coaching session with Richard Loe

By   /  August 27, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Employment Issues, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Business, New Zealand Government Public Service, Worksafe  /  Comments Off on Share farm safety examples and be in to win a coaching session with Richard Loe

Source: Worksafe New Zealand 27 August 2018 A rugby club or team will get the chance to learn skills from rugby legend Richard Loe as part of a programme to improve health and safety on the farm. Farmers, their families, employees and contractors are being encouraged to send WorkSafe’s Safer Farms programme examples of how […]

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New Zealand Board of Examiners member appointed

By   /  August 13, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Employment Issues, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Business, New Zealand Government Public Service, Worksafe  /  Comments Off on New Zealand Board of Examiners member appointed

Source: Worksafe New Zealand 13 August 2018 Steve Ellis has been appointed to the New Zealand Mining Board of Examiners. Steve is a returning member and brings with him not only a wealth of experience in the quarrying sector but also a strong passion and commitment to health and safety and training and upskilling to […]

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Workplace bullying and harrassment

By   /  August 2, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Employment Issues, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Business, New Zealand Government Public Service, Worksafe  /  Comments Off on Workplace bullying and harrassment

Source: Worksafe New Zealand 2 August 2018 Workplace bullying and harassment (including sexual harassment) is a serious issue for New Zealand. Studies suggest that up to one in three workers report experiencing some form of bullying or harassment each year. Bullying and harassment allegations or concerns often involve employment relations issues. The Employment Relations Act […]

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Amendments to Certificate of Competency (CoC) requirements

By   /  August 1, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Employment Issues, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Business, New Zealand Government Public Service, Worksafe  /  Comments Off on Amendments to Certificate of Competency (CoC) requirements

Source: Worksafe New Zealand 1 August 2018 New competency requirements for safety-critical roles in mining and quarrying came into force on 1 August 2018. The key amendments: detail the requirements for a Certificate of Competence (CoC) as a manager to manage the quarrying operation specified (site specific CoC) define ‘workings’ of relevant types of mine, […]

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WorkSafe accepts enforceable undertaking from Woods Glass

By   /  July 31, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Employment Issues, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Business, New Zealand Government Public Service, Worksafe  /  Comments Off on WorkSafe accepts enforceable undertaking from Woods Glass

Source: Worksafe New Zealand 31 July 2018 We have accepted an enforceable undertaking from glass supply and glazing company Woods Glass (New Zealand) Limited, following an incident in January 2017 when a worker’s leg was crushed in machinery. The worker was injured when the glass cutting machine he was working with jammed.  The worker climbed […]

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Automated gates safety alert

By   /  July 24, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Employment Issues, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Business, New Zealand Government Public Service, Worksafe  /  Comments Off on Automated gates safety alert

Source: Worksafe New Zealand 24 July 2018 This safety alert highlights serious health and safety risks posed by automated gates. It applies to gates not fitted with safety devices to guard against injury as the gate opens and closes, and follows a serious incident in which a child was injured. What happened? A child became […]

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WorkSafe accepts enforceable undertakings from Plunket Electrical Oamaru and McConnell Dowell Constructors

By   /  July 20, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Employment Issues, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Business, New Zealand Government Public Service, Worksafe  /  Comments Off on WorkSafe accepts enforceable undertakings from Plunket Electrical Oamaru and McConnell Dowell Constructors

Source: Worksafe New Zealand 20 July 2018 We have accepted enforceable undertakings from Plunket Electrical Oamaru Limited and McConnell Dowell Constructors Limited. The enforceable undertakings were granted following an incident at Peaks Pump Station in North Otago in September 2016. Three workers employed by Plunket Electrical Oamaru were installing a 1400kg switchboard when the switchboard […]

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Driveshaft parking brake failures in commercial and industrial vehicles

By   /  July 16, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Employment Issues, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Business, New Zealand Government Public Service, Worksafe  /  Comments Off on Driveshaft parking brake failures in commercial and industrial vehicles

Source: Worksafe New Zealand 16 July 2018 This technical bulletin is aimed at owners and operators of trucks and plant fitted with Cardan shaft parking brakes. This bulletin has been developed in consultation with, and is endorsed by the Commercial Vehicle Safety Team of the New Zealand Police, and the New Zealand Transport Agency (NZTA). […]

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Energy Safety Business Update – July 2018

By   /  July 12, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Employment Issues, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Business, New Zealand Government Public Service, Worksafe  /  Comments Off on Energy Safety Business Update – July 2018

Adventure activity notification Asbestos removal Electrical and gas Major Hazard Facilities Hazardous work Occupational diseases Extractives Petroleum Geothermal Raise a health or safety concern                                                                […]

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New Zealand Minerals Forum a success

By   /  June 22, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Employment Issues, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Business, New Zealand Government Public Service, Worksafe  /  Comments Off on New Zealand Minerals Forum a success

Source: Worksafe New Zealand 22 June 2018 It was great to talk with the NZ mining community at the New Zealand Minerals Forum in Queenstown on 28-29 May. This two-day conference and exhibition about mining in New Zealand attracts high-level attendance from mining companies, investors and companies, and aims to bring the industry together under […]

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Reporting notifiable incidents for failure of pressure safety valves when identified as safety critical elements at Major Hazard Facilities

By   /  June 22, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Employment Issues, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Business, New Zealand Government Public Service, Worksafe  /  Comments Off on Reporting notifiable incidents for failure of pressure safety valves when identified as safety critical elements at Major Hazard Facilities

Source: Worksafe New Zealand 21 June 2018 The purpose of this bulletin is to present WorkSafe’s position on when an operator should report a notifiable incident following failure of a pressure safety valve (PSV) identified as a safety critical element (SCE) at a Major Hazard Facility. Major Hazard Facility Regulations requirements The notification requirements for […]

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Kettle caused fire that killed three, Energy Safety investigation finds

By   /  June 21, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Employment Issues, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Business, New Zealand Government Public Service, Worksafe  /  Comments Off on Kettle caused fire that killed three, Energy Safety investigation finds

Source: Worksafe New Zealand 21 June 2018 The Coroner’s report has recently been released on the deaths of three people in Waimate in 2015 from a fire in their home, which our Energy Safety team investigated. Our investigation found that the fire was most likely caused by the malfunction of a plastic kettle in the […]

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WorkSafe accepts enforceable undertakings from Airtech Limited and NZ Hot House Limited

By   /  June 19, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Employment Issues, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Business, New Zealand Government Public Service, Worksafe  /  Comments Off on WorkSafe accepts enforceable undertakings from Airtech Limited and NZ Hot House Limited

Source: Worksafe New Zealand 19 June 2018 We have accepted enforceable undertakings from air conditioning and refrigeration company Airtech Limited, and vegetable packaging and marketing company NZ Hot House Limited, following an incident in July 2016 where workers were unnecessarily exposed to carbon monoxide. Two Airtech workers were working to clean an evaporator unit in […]

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Identify and address fall from heights hazards

By   /  July 10, 2017  /  24/7, 24/7 News, Employment Issues, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Business, New Zealand Government Public Service, Press Release, Worksafe  /  Comments Off on Identify and address fall from heights hazards

MIL OSI – Source: Worksafe New Zealand – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Identify and address fall from heights hazards Providing the right tools for the job is paramount for workers working at height to avoid life-changing injuries, says WorkSafe New Zealand. Two workers were doing fire alarm installation work for Ask Metro Fire Ltd when one […]

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Engage with farm workers to reduce high injury rate – rnzngin Fifth Estate

By   /  July 6, 2017  /  24/7, 24/7 News, Business, Economy, Employment Issues, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Business, New Zealand Government Public Service, Press Release, Worksafe  /  Comments Off on Engage with farm workers to reduce high injury rate – rnzngin Fifth Estate

MIL OSI – Source: Worksafe New Zealand – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Engage with farm workers to reduce high injury rate Increasing agriculture worker involvement in health and safety decision-making could bring the on-farm injury rate down, according to WorkSafe New Zealand. WorkSafe’s April 2012-March 2015 farm sector analysis shows farm assistants, labourers and agricultural workers […]

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