Who should be first in line for Covid vaccine?

As the world pins its hopes on Pfizer’s announcement this week of an effective vaccine, Macquarie University researchers have unveiled a strategy addressing the question of who should be vaccinated first With thousands of scientists around the world racing to develop a vaccine for COVID-19, policy makers may need to decide who is at the front of the vaccination queue if initial supplies are limited. Continue →

Industrial hand safety – get a grip

There are over one million hand injuries in the United States per year according to the National Safety Council, many of which could have been avoided by using the proper equipment and tools Industrial hand safety is crucial for working in environments where your hands are vulnerable to cuts and lacerations.  Continue →


Daily workplace safety tips

Regardless of what industry you’re in, safety matters in every type of workplace environment, which is why so many business owners and safety managers are looking for new and updated ideas to keep employees safe, happy, and healthy Some of the following tips may seem like common sense, but they bear repeating and reminding employees about regularly. Continue →

Fire Protection

Stop electrical fires and stay ahead of regulations with new AFDD tech

With the rise of remote working, many Kiwis are using more electricity-dependent devices at home, often plugged into unattended multi-plugs, which can place a greater burden on switchboards and increase the risk of electrical fires There are approximately 5,000 building fires in New Zealand every year, with about 1,000 being electricity-oriented. Continue →


Management of Agrichemicals – have your say

The draft new Standard for the Management of Agrichemicals is now available for public comment until the end of January 2021 NZS 8409:2004 (Management of agrichemicals) provides practical and specific guidance on the safe, responsible and effective management of agrichemicals, including plant protection products (such as herbicides, insecticides, fungicides), veterinary medicines, and agricultural use of detergents and sanitizers. Continue →
Hazardous Substances

$15k fine for unlicensed asbestos removal

This was a completely botched asbestos removal job which put workers at risk, says WorkSafe’s Principal Advisor Asbestos Rob Birse Glenn Warwick Sibley operated a business specialising in the repair and maintenance of buildings. Continue →


$63k in fines due to unsafe work from heights

Two parties were fined a total of $63,000 after twice disregarding WorkSafe notices about unsafe work from a height, and putting workers at risk of serious harm The Judge also imposed a Project Order under section 155 of the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015, which require both parties to prepare and present at least three safety seminars and produce an article outlining the incident and the lessons learned from it for publication in an industry magazine. Continue →