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There have been two recent incidents in which a truck came into contact with another queuing dump truck in a loading zone, highlighting the importance for rules and procedures to be in place when operating heavy machinery Incident One The excavator was pulling a hanging wall removing the waste off the top of the ore. Continue →
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Over the past 25 years, I have helped thousands of small to medium business owners learn how to hire smarter and more efficiently, and if I am being completely honest here, it took me another ten years before that to learn the ins and outs of finding and hiring qualified team members, says Inc columnist David Finkel   The biggest mistake that I did early on, and I see other business owners do it all the time, has to do with starting off the hiring process by creating a generic job description. Continue →
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Evidence-based decision making is needed to bring down New Zealand’s increasing road toll, says Stephen Selwood CEO of Infrastructure NZ While discussion around how best New Zealand can improve its comparatively poor road safety performance is needed, it is essential that policy changes address the principal drivers of declining performance if we are to have any hope of turning the road toll around. Continue →
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A New Zealand Construction Sector Accord was announced by five ministers, including Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, signalling long-term commitment between government and industry to collaborate on key work areas for a healthy construction sector Government and construction industry leaders have signalled a shared commitment to transform New Zealand’s construction sector. Continue →
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New standards for oral fluid testing processes and technologies have been welcomed by The Drug Detection Agency (TDDA), who has long believed that oral fluid testing technology and processes required reviewing and to become a joint Australian and New Zealand standard The AS/NZS 4760:2019 (CH-039 Detection of Drugs in Oral Fluids) Oral Fluid testing standard by Standards Australia and Standards New Zealand dictates consistency around testing methodology, the quality of devices required, and how labs manage test samples. Continue →
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20 percent of external cyber attacks were carried out through mobile malware, Forrester Analytics Global Business Technographics Security Survey 2018 finds Mobile devices are becoming a top target of attack, a trend that in many ways is rooted in poor vulnerability management. Continue →
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The recent announcement of a $22 million ACC incentive programme to help small to medium-sized businesses reduce workplace injuries is welcome news, says Site Safe Chief Executive Brett Murray “The creation of the new five-year incentive programme recognises the high, sometimes prohibitive, costs faced by many of the SMEs who are eager to improve health and safety in their businesses. Continue →
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Construction Health and Safety New Zealand (CHASNZ) is a charitable trust established in March last year and it is already leading the way toward a safer, more efficient construction industry CHASNZ is an accredited charitable trust that has been developed to deliver a unified voice and to raise the standard of health and safety across the whole of the construction industry. Continue →
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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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