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The National Safety Show 2018

4 - 5 July 2018

Wednesday 4 July 2018
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Thursday 5 July 2018
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Consumer NZ calls for removal of ionisation smoke alarms

A Consumer NZ test of smoke alarms found ionisation-type smoke alarms performed so poorly retailers should pull them from the shelves

Ionisation alarms give much less warning of smouldering fires, such as those caused by faulty electrical wiring, curtains draped over a heater, or a hot ember igniting upholstery foam, making it less likely you can get out of your home safely. Continue →

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Aggression at work can lead to ‘vicious circle’ of misconduct

New research led by the University of East Anglia (UEA) reveals that frequently being the target of workplace aggression not only affects the victim’s health but can also cause them to behave badly towards others

Workplace aggression is a significant issue particularly in the healthcare sector, where nurses can be targeted by both their colleagues and co-workers through bullying, and by patients and their relatives through ‘third-party’ aggression. Continue →

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Why your boots are not welding boots

If Your Welding Boots Have Laces, They Are Not Welding Boots…
 

Many large project sites in Australia have made it mandatory that all workers wear lace-up, zip sided boots to prevent rolled ankles and allow for quick removal. Continue →

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New safety system offers safer, smarter operations

Rockwell Automation has introduced a new safety-based communications protocol that helps operators reduce and improve machine diagnostics and downtime while increasing productivity

Traditionally, safety devices are wired to separate safety inputs, which requires significantly more wiring and introduces more potential fault points. Continue →

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More perks, more loyalty?

Eighty-three per cent of employees who are offered opportunities to take on new challenges are more likely to stay with their organization a new report has found

Leading US market research company Reportlinker conducted a survey on the office perks that attract and retain employees the most, and its findings hold important lessons for Kiwi employers. Continue →

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Innovative new mini hoist launched

The new model incorporates a multitude of enhancements and innovations to maximise productivity, occupational safety and efficiency

The J. Continue →

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Apply today: Safety & Business Risk Manager – MainPower

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New measures needed to protect port workers opening fumigated containers

A new study by the European Agency for Safety and Health at Work (EU-OSHA) has reviewed the risks to workers when opening fumigated shipping containers
 
The study identifies significant gaps in preventive measures and makes recommendations that should be implemented to improve the safety and health of workers. Continue →

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Unintended track movement due to remote control unit failure

Two recent incidents involving remote control unit failure in mining and quarrying operations have caused WorkSafe concern

There was no harm caused in either occasion but the potential is high for injuries should recommended steps below not be followed. Continue →

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Time running out to enter the 2018 Australasian Fleet Safety Awards

Fleet operators and suppliers who are working to reduce incidents involving at-work drivers are being urged to enter Brake’s Australasian Fleet Safety Awards
Brake Fleet Safety Awards 2017
The road safety charity is reminding companies they have just over two weeks left to enter, with the deadline for entries Friday 15 June 2018. Continue →

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New insights into how employees manage stressful situations at work

Researchers have developed a new tool which could benefit organisations and their staff by assessing employees’ beliefs about how they manage challenging and stressful situations at work

Self-efficacy – the belief in one’s capabilities to achieve a goal or an outcome – is a key variable for understanding how people manage themselves and their behaviour at work, given its influence on motivation, well-being, and personal achievement and fulfilment. Continue →

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Mining company sentenced after worker death

Critical risks in workplaces must not only be identified but also managed effectively, WorkSafe reiterates after a recent court judgement

Mining company Oceana Gold was sentenced in Tauranga District Court after the death of a worker in July 2016. Continue →

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High levels of workplace exercise linked to early death

Men with a highly physical job have an 18% higher risk of early death than those with inactive work

Men with highly physical jobs appear to have a significantly higher risk of early death compared with men who have largely inactive jobs, suggests a study published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine. Continue →

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Asbestos removal not just a risk for the worker

Asbestos removal is still not being managed effectively almost 50 years after construction businesses were first made aware of the risks of the cancer-causing material, says WorkSafe New Zealand

“Asbestos is New Zealand’s number one killer in the workplace with around 170 people dying every year from asbestos-related diseases,” WorkSafe Deputy General Manager, Investigations and Specialist Services, Simon Humphries, notes. Continue →

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How to prevent cuts

Addressing how to prevent cuts is a vital part of safety training

Lacerations are one of the most common types of workplace injuries, especially in industrial settings, but also in less hazardous environments like offices. Continue →

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Effective fatigue management for drivers a must

The recent case of the tractor driver that clocked up 200 hours in a fortnight then died in a vehicle accident after falling asleep at the wheel is admittedly an extreme example of workplace fatigue

Most people who drive vehicles or operate machinery as part of their job will never do those kinds of extreme hours, but that doesn’t mean they won’t be affected by fatigue at some point. Continue →

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How to develop an effective crisis response plan

To produce an effective response plan, you have to look at the ways you address people when a crisis occurs says Joel Lee, a Search Engine Optimisation Marketing Specialist with Trumpia

When disaster strikes, how you communicate with your intended audience has a direct impact on the safety and well-being of all individuals involved. Continue →

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Sliding reaction arm extends safety and flexibility

Sliding reaction arms designed to enhance the safety, flexibility and efficiency of Enerpac Pneumatic Torque Wrench (PTW) in difficult torque tightening applications has been introduced

Their introduction – which complements the introduction of sliding reaction arms for Electric Torque Wrenches – further extends the safety and efficiency of Enerpac’s pneumatic torque wrenches, which are widely used professional bolting technology. Continue →

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Win worker buy-in for facility safety checklists

The facility safety checklist — it’s a critical aspect of a complete workplace safety programme

There are many reasons why these checklists are useful. Continue →

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Drivers tapped for tips during Road Safety Week

No one plans to have a road accident, but how do you plan not to have one? Continue →

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Labour-saving tools enable one person to safely do the job of two

A time and labour-saving range of pullers that enable one person to safely handle many jobs previously requiring two was highlighted at the EMEX 2018 engineering machinery exhibition in Auckland from May 1-3

The Enerpac SG puller range – in mechanical and hydraulic capacities up to 45 tons – were a highlight of the joint Jonel Hydraulics-Enerpac stand 232 at EMEX, which simultaneously featured Enerpac’s go-anywhere XC cordless pumps, offering the
performance capabilities of an electric or pneumatic powered pump with the convenient portability of a
hand pump. Continue →

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Major ministry dons the pink shirt

One of the government’s leading departments has made significant changes to its anti-bullying and well-being policies since joining the Pink Shirt Day campaign

The Ministry for Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) Pink Shirt Day 2017 celebrations opened up conversations and opportunities to reassess how they prevent bullying and nurture mental well-being. Continue →

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Exercise the best way for most to keep on top of asthma

A New Zealand fitness expert is urging Kiwis to exercise more to help beat asthma, a debilitating condition that affects one in six Kiwis

May 1 was World Asthma Day and Exercise NZ ChiefE xecutive Richard Beddie says keeping fit with exercise is great way for managing asthma. Continue →

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Safety is heady stuff

Aussie Pumps “Pro Operator” safety programme for pressure cleaner users has made another leap forward
Operators can be protected from head to toe in dangerous cleaning applications. Continue →

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Firefighting foam starts a blazing row

A Manawatū farmer says his community wants easier access to a blood test for toxic chemicals from firefighting foam, but the Health Ministry is telling them not to bother according to RNZ News

The groundwater around defence bases including Ōhakea in Manawatū have been contaminated with toxic and long-lasting firefighting foam chemicals. Continue →

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Safety improvements welcomed but more wanted

National Road Carriers Association has welcomed the road safety improvements announced for Northland but shares the disappointment of councils in the region that not more is being done

“The improvements to the SH 1 and SH 15 intersection just south of Whangarei can’t come soon enough,” says NRC CEO David Aitken. Continue →

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Co-operation key to safety on big projects

Big construction projects require co-operation between parties in order to keep people safe, and WorkSafe is reminding contracting firms that New Zealand’s health and safety laws actually require it

“Building sites can involve hundreds of people coming and going over the course of a build,” says WorkSafe Deputy General Manager, Investigations and Specialist Services, Simon Humphries. Continue →

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Free webinar for fleet operators on distracted driving

Road safety charity Brake is running a free online session for professionals with responsibility for at-work drivers, on the topic of eliminating driver distractions

The webinar takes place on Tuesday 1 May, 2pm-3.30pm NZDT, as part of the run up to Road Safety Week in NZ (7-13 May). Continue →

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Health and safety sentencing emphasises the importance of training

A recent health and safety sentencing decision from the District Court, WorkSafe New Zealand v Avon Industries Ltd [2018] NZDC 4766, has highlighted how critical the proper training of workers can be in a workplace, Duncan Cotterill advises

In particular, just correcting bad practices and dangerous behaviour isn’t enough – instead training should be provided to ensure that every worker knows the correct procedures to follow, the leading law firm insists. Continue →

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Asbestos regulations now in full effect

Businesses must now take greater responsibility for managing asbestos in their place of work

On 4 April, the two-year window for industry, the regulator and training partners to implement changes created by the Health and Safety (Asbestos) Regulations 2016 expired. Continue →

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Quitting Facebook can reduce stress

There may be more benefits to deleting your Facebook account than just protecting your private data – it could also reduce your stress levels

A University of Queensland research team led by Dr Eric Vanman of the School of Psychology, investigated the effects of a short break from Facebook on a person’s stress and well-being. Continue →

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Ninth enforceable undertaking agreed

WorkSafe has accepted its ninth enforceable undertaking under the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015

The regulator accepted the undertaking from Earthcare Environmental Limited, following an incident in July 2016 where a worker suffered hand injuries including the amputation of two fingers. Continue →

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Do you really know what your workers are doing?

The importance of risk assessments and implementing appropriate controls was a dominant message in a recent health and safety sentencing

The Whangarei District Court recently released their sentencing decision after Avon Industries appeared in court for sentencing in February. Continue →

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Site Safe backs apprenticeship programme

Site Safe is proud to be supporting hundreds of young apprentices by offering training providers discounted health and safety courses as part of the nationwide Skills Week initiative

Skills Week, a one-week work readiness course developed by the Skills Organisation, is the first block course of a specialist trades apprenticeship and includes training on employment skills, first aid, basic trade calculations and health and safety. Continue →

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Employers urged to take part in Road Safety Week 2018

Road Safety Week 2018 takes place 7-13 May and employers, especially those with staff who drive for work, are urged to register to take part and raise awareness of road safety issues

Coordinated by road safety charity Brake and supported by QBE Insurance and the NZ Transport Agency, the week will focus on seat belts and distractions with the theme ‘Belt on, phone off – make it a habit’. Continue →

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Transpower upgrades three training facilities

The opening of Transpower’s Grid Skills Bunnythorpe facility will mark the completion of works to upgrade three key electricity industry training facilities

Transpower plays a key role in New Zealand’s electricity industry by providing training through its Grid Skills programme for many of those working to maintain and repair lines, substations, and other key assets. Continue →

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Fire-fighting foams causing sparks to fly

As a formal investigation continues into the use of certain fire-fighting foams in New Zealand, airports are being identified as still having stocks of the foams, use of which has been restricted since 2006

Fire-fighting foams manufactured with the chemicals PFOS and PFOA were the standard from the 1970s until the early 2000s. Continue →

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Deadly reminder that lead exposure kills – even years later

Low-level lead exposure may be responsible for around 30 per cent of premature deaths from cardiovascular disease in the US each year, according to an international paper published in The Lancet Public Health 

Researchers monitored the lead levels in more than 14,000 people over 20 years and found that even low-level lead exposure (between 1-5 micrograms of lead per decilitre of blood) increases the risk of premature death. Continue →

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Hawke’s Bay company first to gain meth test accreditation

Hawke’s Bay company Drug Smart has become the first in New Zealand to gain IANZ accreditation to test for methamphetamine contamination

In 2017, Standards New Zealand published a new standard on the testing and decontamination of meth-affected properties (NZS8510) which required rigorous validation of sampling kits and proof of appropriately trained samplers. Continue →

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Multiple risk sources need to be managed

The tortilla oven that crushed and burned a worker’s hand and arm in November 2016 had multiple sources of risk, WorkSafe found

The worker was cooking tortillas in a commercial tortilla press and oven when a Miller Foods Limited, trading as Remarkable Tortillas, was sentenced in the Queenstown District Court following an incident that left a worker’s arm trapped in an oven that was aflame. Continue →

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Innovative move to improve construction labour shortage

Site Safe’s new partnership with Filipino recruitment organisations is helping ensure workers hit the ground running when they arrive in New Zealand

Site Safe has joined forces with Working In Resourcing, an NZ-based immigration company and its counter-part Philippines-based recruitment agency, YWA Human Resource Corporation, to deliver entry-level health and safety training for workers preparing to start work in New Zealand. Continue →

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Drones are lifesavers in disaster zones

Pioneering research from the University of South Australia has shown for the first time that drones can be used to detect human vital signs in war zones and natural disasters

University of South Australia researchers have successfully trialled unmanned aerial vehicles to measure heart and respiratory rates using remote-sensing imaging systems, while hovering three metres from humans. Continue →

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Construction gets safer

Fewer tradies are being killed or seriously injured at work, new research has found

The government’s Towards 2020 report into New Zealand’s workplace death and injury rates shows the fatality rate in the construction industry has more than halved since 2011 and is now lower than the national rate. Continue →

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A major drive to reduce the number of injuries and fatalities involving vehicles on farms is underway

Research by WorkSafe New Zealand shows there is almost always a vehicle involved when someone dies as a result of a farm workplace accident. Continue →

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Offers from Red Cross workplace safety training

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New skidding system moves heavy loads in tight spaces

Global hydraulics and heavy lifting technology specialists Enerpac are introducing a new low-height skidding system for the accurate positioning of heavy loads in tight and awkward spaces

The new Enerpac LH-Series Low-Height Skidding System is a modular track system that stands at just 92mm with the track yet can jack and slide heavy loads, such as transformers, generators, motors or drives, over a pre-constructed track. Continue →

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Health and safety enforcement measures a live wire

When the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015 (HSWA) came into force in April 2016, there was much discussion about the new enforcement measures introduced to ensure duty holders complied with their obligations, Graeme Tanner and Joseph Williams note

The HSWA signalled a clear legislative intent to ensure duty holders under the HSWA were held accountable where acts or omissions in a workplace caused, or created an undue risk of, harm. Continue →

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Supportive colleagues could be the key to health and fairness at work

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 →

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New year and new opportunity to improve workplace chemical safety

The advent of revised Hazardous Substances regulations in December passed largely unnoticed. Continue →

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Machine guarding no new phenomenon

New Zealand workplaces still aren’t getting it right despite having been required to adequately guard machinery since the Machinery Act 1950 came into force

Two recent sentencings in Invercargill District Court graphically illustrate the gruesome injuries that can be inflicted by inadequately guarded machinery. Continue →

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