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The Second Annual Demolition & Asbestos Awards were attended by more than 100 people representing around 16 companies working in the Demolition or Asbestos industry The awards provide the opportunity for companies working in the demolition and/or asbestos industry to showcase and celebrate best practice and innovation. Continue →
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A new report offers several possible scenarios for health and safety in the workplace in 2025 The two-year project by the European Agency for Safety and Health at Work (EU-OSHA) on occupational safety and health (OSH) highlights developments in ICT-enabled technologies, the potential impact of these technologies on the nature and organisation of work, and the challenges and opportunities to OSH that they may bring. Continue →
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Canteen flooring needs to be multi-functional to ensure that function meets aesthetics and provides a safe and hygienic space for staff to use on a daily basis, says Dan Ash When specifying the flooring for a canteen several factors must be considered, such as who will be using the space, what they will be using it for and what challenges the floor will face. Continue →
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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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