Browsing: Workplace Health & Safety

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A major freight distribution and logistics company has been fined more than half a million dollars after an incident involving a forklift that left a man fatally injured Toll Networks (NZ) Limited was sentenced in the Auckland District Court after a worker was crushed to death by falling pallets that were being moved from a train wagon by forklift in September 2016. Continue →
Workplace Health & Safety
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The attitudes and behaviours of colleagues towards people returning to work from sick leave can have a big impact on whether or not a worker feels they are fairly treated by their organisation According to the Organizational justice and health: Studying mental preoccupation with work and social support as mediators for lagged and reversed relationships study by researchers at the University of East Anglia (UEA) and Stockholm University, there is a clear link between a person’s health and their perceptions of fairness at work over time. Continue →
Health
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Safety gear is no good when it is sitting in your vehicle – and it needs to be used properly That’s the lesson following the sentencing of Stumpmaster Limited in the North Shore District Court. Continue →
Health
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The recent scorching weather provides a timely reminder of the importance of protecting workers from the power of the sun’s potentially deadly rays Workers may be exposed to harmful ultraviolet (UV) radiation from the sun, particularly while working outdoors, WorkSafe advises. Continue →
Health
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Introducing safety knives into the workplace is one of the easiest ways to reduce cut injuries But with so many options available, choosing the right safety knife can be an overwhelming task – so where do you start? Continue →
Environment
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The world’s largest crane service organisation has introduced new on-site training programmes designed to update technicians on standards compliance and extend their knowledge and expertise in areas such as operator skills, service, maintenance and complex crane electrics. Continue →
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