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Stress, Mental Health and Safety in the Workplace

The new Health and Safety Act provides for mental health issues, so employers will need to consider the mental health of their workers as part of providing a safe workplace. Traditionally, Worksafe has focused on physical harms, however these days, more and more of us work inside, at a desk. The type of workplace hazards [...]

By | 2017-02-22T10:16:03+00:00 December 21st, 2016|Uncategorized|

Health and Safety in High Risk Industries

There are more than 200,000 work related injuries each year in New Zealand that result in a claim to ACC. That’s significantly more per head of population than our nearest neighbours, Australia. Under the new health and safety legislation, your business is considered to be in a high risk industry if there is increased risk [...]

By | 2017-02-22T10:21:53+00:00 December 21st, 2016|Uncategorized|

Training for a Safety Culture will Benefit Forestry Industry

Research is showing that building a positive safety culture has great safety benefits for everyone involved in the forestry sector. The New Zealand forestry industry has been labelled our deadliest sector. In 2013 one in every five workplace fatalities happened in forestry. Common injuries include lacerations and puncture wounds, fractures and dislocations, and soft tissue [...]

By | 2017-02-22T10:20:58+00:00 November 23rd, 2016|Uncategorized|

Making the Construction Industry Workplace Safer

The construction sector is one of the largest employers in New Zealand, but it also has a significant proportion of workplace-related accidents. Health and safety measures are costly and there is considerable pressure on builders to keep costs down and start taking short cuts. The new Health and Safety at Work Act came into force on 4 April 2016. [...]

By | 2016-12-12T15:38:09+00:00 November 23rd, 2016|Uncategorized|

New Health and Safety Regulations Changing NZ Farm Culture

Farm work has its share of risks and while health and safety is nothing new, the new health and safety regulations look set to be changing the traditional “she’ll be right” NZ farm culture. The new regulations which were brought in last year mean farmers are responsible for taking the lead on creating a positive health [...]

By | 2017-02-22T10:19:44+00:00 October 20th, 2016|Blog|

Tiredness in Workplace a Major Health & Safety Concern

Fatigue in the workplace increases the risk of making mistakes and causing accidents and injuries, which makes it a major health and safety concern. More risk assessment is required to recognise and assess the consequences of tiredness to ensure our workplaces are healthy and safe. Central Queensland University professor Drew Dawson has told a conference [...]

By | 2017-02-22T10:27:25+00:00 September 21st, 2016|Uncategorized|

Health and Safety Reforms to Help Reduce Workplace Ignorance and Systems Failure

The recent Health and Safety reforms aim to reduce New Zealand’s workplace injury and death toll by 25 per cent as early as 2020. It’s a big target and the biggest shake-up to our health and safety legislation in 20 years. So it’s not surprising there are people still trying to get their heads around [...]

By | 2017-02-22T10:28:18+00:00 August 22nd, 2016|Blog|
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