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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 →
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Several companies have been honoured for working hard to reduce road crashes involving at-work drivers during Brake’s fourth annual Australasian Fleet Safety Awards Sponsored by Bridgestone, NZ Transport Agency, SurePlan and Suzuki, the awards recognise companies and individuals who have implemented successful initiatives, products or services to tackle fleet safety. Continue →
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WorkSafe is reminding businesses to take their health and safety systems with them when they move or expand their operations and to treat them as a priority during the move The prompt follows the sentencing of Cardinal Logistics Limited after they appeared in the Christchurch District Court recently, following an incident that left a worker with life-changing injuries. Continue →
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Uber has introduced a safety feature that logs drivers off its app after they reach 13 hours driving time – the most Uber and taxi drivers are legally allowed to drive in a day This follows a case in which one of its drivers exceeded the NZTA rule on the 13-hour driving limit and further highlights the importance of fatigue awareness and management. Continue →
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Businesses wanting to improve their workplace health and safety now have the SafePlus free online self-assessment tool to support them It’s mobile friendly, free to use and designed for small to medium sized businesses to support health and safety performance. Continue →
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Further research to uncover what is fuelling the alarmingly high rate of suicides in construction will be urgently undertaken by industry organisations Site Safe NZ, in partnership with the Building Research Association of New Zealand (BRANZ), will be leading a new, in-depth study to uncover the underlying trends behind the high number of suicides in the industry. Continue →
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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, WorkSafe reminds drivers.  Continue →
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A new online resource will enable small businesses to create health and wellbeing policies quickly and easily, through the business.govt.nz website “The online Workplace Policy Builder makes it easy for small businesses to tailor policies to the individual circumstances of their workplaces,” says Small Business Minister Stuart Nash. Continue →
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WorkSafe New Zealand has issued a Raimondi Tower Crane safety alert following a fatal incident in Australia Crane owners and operators need to check a key component following the preliminary results of a WorkSafe Victoria investigation into the cause of the death of a construction worker in Box Hill. Continue →
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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 Parkes says attracting Hummerdal to WorkSafe is a coup for the agency. Continue →
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People who feel their employer cares about their well-being are more engaged at work This Mental Health Awareness Week (8–14 October 2018) show people you care about their mental health and well-being and Let nature into your workplace. Continue →
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Two words which should be common sense for every workplace, but in effect are not common practice   I’m fascinated by the concept of working more human — the idea that, when you bring more humanity, love, and social connection to the employee experience, it adds immense value to business outcomes and the workplace culture. Continue →
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