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When the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015 (HSWA) came into force in April 2016, there was much discussion about the new enforcement measures introduced to ensure duty holders complied with their obligations, Graeme Tanner and Joseph Williams note The HSWA signalled a clear legislative intent to ensure duty holders under the HSWA were held accountable where acts or omissions in a workplace caused, or created an undue risk of, harm. Continue →
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New Zealand workplaces still aren’t getting it right despite having been required to adequately guard machinery since the Machinery Act 1950 came into force Two recent sentencings in Invercargill District Court graphically illustrate the gruesome injuries that can be inflicted by inadequately guarded machinery. Continue →
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Last year – 2017 – was a huge year for WorkSafe and for me personally in my first year as  chief executive, Nicole Rosie reveals  This job is an opportunity to make a difference, leading an organisation that is working to get New Zealanders home healthy and safe at the end of each working day. Continue →
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A new sound level monitor has been released to coincide with the World Health Organization’s World Hearing Day on March 3 The WHO initiative aims to draw attention to the global rise in hearing loss, with one key message the focus on efforts to stem hearing loss through prevention, such as reducing noise in the workplace. Continue →
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WorkSafe is warning businesses not to play down notifiable events in their workplaces following the release of a decision involving a 2016 accident Trade Depot Ltd appeared in Auckland District Court in December following an incident where more than 200kg of plasterboard fell on a worker in Takanini. Continue →
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Does your workplace have proper management in place to comply with the new requirements for hazardous substances, asks lawyer Sarah Townsend, a partner at Duncan Cotterill.** Many people don’t even realise that their workplace uses hazardous substances, until they discover that the phrase encompasses any product or chemical that has explosive, flammable, oxidising, toxic or corrosive properties. Continue →
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