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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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Dangers of entering grain silo underestimated – rnzngin Fifth Estate

By   /  June 27, 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 Dangers of entering grain silo underestimated – rnzngin Fifth Estate

MIL OSI – Source: Worksafe New Zealand – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Dangers of entering grain silo underestimated Poor risk management, emergency planning, and training for confined spaces work put an electrician’s life in danger and threatened the safety of 14 others who went to his aid in a grain silo incident, says WorkSafe Chief Inspector […]

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Lack of systems key to worker’s death

By   /  June 8, 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 Lack of systems key to worker’s death

MIL OSI – Source: Worksafe New Zealand – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Lack of systems key to worker’s death WorkSafe New Zealand says businesses must actively identify and control risks that could kill or maim their workers. In the Christchurch District Court, Sullivan Packaging Ltd was fined a total of $52,000 and ordered to pay $20,000 […]

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Rising to the challenge of removing risk

By   /  June 1, 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 Rising to the challenge of removing risk

MIL OSI – Source: Worksafe New Zealand – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Rising to the challenge of removing risk Eliminating risks can be difficult, but by trusting staff and looking outside the box Vector’s OnGas division has successfully done just that. The company won WorkSafe’s category at last night’s Safeguard New Zealand Workplace Health & Safety […]

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acceptable circumstances to carry passengers on quad bikes – rnzngin Fifth Estate

By   /  April 27, 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 acceptable circumstances to carry passengers on quad bikes – rnzngin Fifth Estate

MIL OSI – Source: Worksafe New Zealand – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Clarification: acceptable circumstances to carry passengers on quad bikes WorkSafe New Zealand has clarified the circumstances in which it is acceptable to carry passengers on single-seat quad bikes, in consultation with Federated Farmers, Beef + Lamb NZ, and DairyNZ. Under the Health and Safety […]

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Severe injury due to timber supply company’s poor safety systems

By   /  March 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 Severe injury due to timber supply company’s poor safety systems

MIL OSI – Source: Worksafe New Zealand – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Severe injury due to timber supply company’s poor safety systems Effective health and safety systems and practices in the workplace are essential to prevent harm to people while they work, says WorkSafe New Zealand. This was highlighted at the sentencing of landscaping and outdoor […]

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Severe injury due to timber supply company’s poor safety systems – rnzngin Fifth Estate

By   /  March 10, 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 Severe injury due to timber supply company’s poor safety systems – rnzngin Fifth Estate

MIL OSI – Source: Worksafe New Zealand – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Severe injury due to timber supply company’s poor safety systems Effective health and safety systems and practices in the workplace are essential to prevent harm to people while they work, says WorkSafe New Zealand. This was highlighted at the sentencing of landscaping and outdoor […]

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Farmers encouraged to keep children safe this summer

By   /  December 20, 2016  /  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 Farmers encouraged to keep children safe this summer

MIL OSI – Source: Worksafe New Zealand – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Farmers encouraged to keep children safe this summer Farmers are being encouraged to keep children safe on farms over the school holidays with a heightened risk of accidents on farms. Accidents involving children on the farm peak over December and January, accounting for more […]

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Farmers encouraged to keep children safe this summer – rnzngin Fifth Estate

By   /  December 20, 2016  /  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 Farmers encouraged to keep children safe this summer – rnzngin Fifth Estate

MIL OSI – Source: Worksafe New Zealand – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Farmers encouraged to keep children safe this summer Farmers are being encouraged to keep children safe on farms over the school holidays with a heightened risk of accidents on farms. Accidents involving children on the farm peak over December and January, accounting for more […]

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We’re taking a break… – rnzngin Fifth Estate

By   /  December 19, 2016  /  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 We’re taking a break… – rnzngin Fifth Estate

MIL OSI – Source: Worksafe New Zealand – Press Release/Statement: Headline: We’re taking a break… WorkSafe’s offices will be closed for Christmas and New Year from 5pm on Friday 23 December 2016, and will reopen on Wednesday 4 January 2017. If you need to notify us about a workplace accident or incident, you can phone […]

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Health and Safety isn’t the Christmas Grinch

By   /  December 8, 2016  /  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 Health and Safety isn’t the Christmas Grinch

MIL OSI – Source: Worksafe New Zealand – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Health and Safety isn’t the Christmas Grinch Myths continue to abound about how health and safety is stopping New Zealanders from doing all the fun things they used to do. The end of year season seems to bring a fresh avalanche of stories about […]

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Improving safety for participants on community work – rnzngin Fifth Estate

By   /  December 7, 2016  /  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 Improving safety for participants on community work – rnzngin Fifth Estate

MIL OSI – Source: Worksafe New Zealand – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Improving safety for participants on community work The importance of good risk assessment and monitoring of offenders carrying out community work has been highlighted in today’s sentencing of the Corrections Department under the Health and Safety in Employment Act. The department was charged under […]

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Statement by the Ministry of Social Development Chief Executive, Brendan Boyle, on the WorkSafe District Court sentencing

By   /  December 6, 2016  /  24/7 News, ashburton, charge, ministry, Ministry of Social Development, New Zealand Government, Public Sector, Social Issues, staff, work, Worksafe  /  Comments Off on Statement by the Ministry of Social Development Chief Executive, Brendan Boyle, on the WorkSafe District Court sentencing

MIL OSI – Source: Ministry of Social Development 2 – Release/Statement Headline: Statement by the Ministry of Social Development Chief Executive, Brendan Boyle, on the WorkSafe District Court sentencing 06 December 2016. The Ministry of Social Development (MSD) acknowledges the sentencing today relating to the charge brought against the Ministry by WorkSafe New Zealand. I’d […]

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