Global leaders collaborate to advance smart-healthy management systems

Leading wellness and technology real estate companies EDGE Technologies and Delos are exploring the integration of their respective platforms and capabilities Together these two industry leaders will investigate and create physical environments (air, water, light, comfort, sound) and inform behavioural choices (nutrition, movement, personal interaction) to improve the performance of people in new and existing commercial buildings. Continue →

Farmer in court after tractor fatality

Tractors are an integral part of farm businesses, but they have also killed 30 New Zealanders in the last six years WorkSafe is warning farmers that they are legally required to have an effective way of identifying and managing the risks involved in their work on farms – including the risks involved in the use of vehicles. Continue →


Road markings help drivers note speed changes

Road markings indicating speed limit changes can help drivers stick to the limit and improve road safety, researchers from the University of Waikato say Instead of just a road sign that marks when speed limits change, in their driving simulator, the researchers trialled how participants drove in speed zones of 60km/h, 80km/h, and 100km/h which had different line markings. Continue →

Fire Protection

New device raises the bar in electrical safety and fire protection

Power management company Eaton has released a new arc fault detection device that provides critical all-in-one protection against electrical fires in homes and buildings With built-in arc fault detection, earth leakage current protection (RCD), short circuit and overcurrent protection (MCB) technology in one compact device, the AFDD+ can be easily installed on switchboards for new-builds or retrofitted in residential applications. Continue →

Five hand tool safety tips for every workplace

Hand tool safety tips are useful in every workplace – almost every job calls for their use, and healthy hands are necessary for every job People who work in warehouses, construction sites, or in industrial workplaces will likely use hand tools more frequently, but even office workers use scissors, box cutters, and utility knives. Continue →


Firefighting foam starts a blazing row

A Manawatū farmer says his community wants easier access to a blood test for toxic chemicals from firefighting foam, but the Health Ministry is telling them not to bother according to RNZ News The groundwater around defence bases including Ōhakea in Manawatū have been contaminated with toxic and long-lasting firefighting foam chemicals. Continue →
Hazardous Substances


Innovative approach to automated guided vehicle safety

Increasing process automation means the cost-effective automation of vehicles is playing an increasingly more important role – which in turn has serious safety implications Automated guided vehicles (AGVs) are encountered in vast warehouses, order-picking areas and production halls. Continue →