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The National Safety Show 2015

25 – 27 June 2017

Sunday 25th 9am - 6pm
Monday 26th 9am - 6pm
Tuesday 27th 9am - 4pm

ASB Showgrounds Auckland

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Warehouse Stationary
Industrial Safety News
NZ Safety Council
ministry of business, innovati
Work Safe New Zealand
Warehouse Stationary
Industrial Safety News
NZ Safety Council
ministry of business, innovati
Work Safe New Zealand

Oxair oxygen system offers the right chemistry

Leading gas process systems manufacturer Oxair has launched a cost-saving alternative to conventional oxygen cylinders The company’s Medical Oxygen Pressure Swing Adsorption (PSA) automated equipment and nitrogen systems can eliminate the inconvenience and cost of shipping in conventional supply methods. Continue →

Perfect solution to persistent lambing back pain

For solo farmer Peter Phillips, repeatedly suffering a ‘crook back’ from lifting ewes during lambing was a major and painful inconvenience – until he found the perfect solution Installing a second-hand wheelchair lift on the back of his ute now enables him to lift and move animals and other heavy loads without getting injured – and avoid downtime during his busiest time of the year. Continue →

Deaf New Zealanders at risk in medical emergencies

A majority of district health boards (DHBs) around the country don’t provide 24/7 access to sign language interpreters, which puts deaf people at significant risk in medical emergencies, the Green Party claims A report released by Deaf Action New Zealand recently showed that only eight of 20 DHBs say they can provide access to sign language interpreters 24/7. Continue →

Conscious Crossing campaign wins supreme award

KiwiRail and TrackSAFE NZ’s social media campaign, “The Conscious Crossing”, won big at the Axis Awards, taking home eight Gold Axis Awards and the overall Grand Axis Award The Conscious Crossing campaign was developed as part of Rail Safety Week 2016 in response to a nationwide increase in rail incidents involving pedestrians, particularly at level crossings. Continue →

New scholarship for women in construction

Site Safe has announced a brand-new scholarship specifically for women in the construction industry The scholarship, which will fully fund study towards the Certificate in Construction Site Safety, was announced at the recent Women in Construction Forum in Christchurch. Continue →

New occupational health company New Zealand first

Work Rehab and Fit For Work are joining forces to provide what is claimed to be the most comprehensive range of occupational health services available from any company in New Zealand “This joint venture will greatly benefit Kiwi businesses wanting a single nationwide supplier of integrated occupational health services,” Director Lenny O’Connell believes. Continue →

To sit, or not to sit – that is the question …….

Prolonged sitting is very prevalent – more than half of the working population’s 15 hours waking day is sedentary according to Massey University Professor of Ergonomics Stephen Legg and research student and physiotherapist Jane Pierce  It has been linked to serious health effects – diabetes, cardiovascular disease, possible cancer and obesity to name but a few. Continue →

Asbestos training consultation underway

WorkSafe is consulting on a draft safe work instrument prescribing training requirements for asbestos removal work The Asbestos Regulations that came into force on 4 April 2016 created a new licensing system for asbestos removal and new training requirements for those involved in asbestos removal. Continue →

Timber company’s poor safety systems cause severe injury

Effective health and safety systems and practices are essential in the workplace to prevent harm to people while they work, WorkSafe New Zealand emphasises This was highlighted at the sentencing of landscaping and outdoor timber supplier TW Transport Ltd after an employee lost two fingers while using an unsafe rotating blade saw to cut timber. Continue →

Are your fingers white and numb?

If so, you could be suffering from Hypothenar Hammer Syndrome (HHS) HHS is an insidious disease that can be easily confused with other disorders, such as hand-arm vibration syndrome or Raynaud’s disease, which are also characterized by blanched fingers.  Continue →

Removing the risk from change management

Three definitions are important when it comes to managing change communication in the new workplace health and safety environment, says  Dr Vincent Covello, director of the Center for Risk Communication New York City   The three definitions are: risk communication – the exchange of information about risks crisis communication – the exchange of information during, before, or after a crisis, and change communication – the exchange of information about change. Continue →

Mobile surgical bus hits 15-year mark

New Zealand’s mobile surgical bus has marked its 15-year anniversary after more than 21,300 operations in 24 towns The mobile operating theatre held its first day of surgery at Te Puia Springs, 100km north of Gisborne back on March 8, 2002. Continue →

Need for vigilance as trains start running again

KiwiRail is warning motorists and others that maintenance trains and other rail vehicles are about to start running on the Main North Line between Picton and Christchurch “The trains are a vital part of the rebuild programme” says Group General Manager Network Services Todd Moyle. Continue →

Beating bullying bruisers

Workplace bullying can be considered analogous to kiwifruit, says leading organisational psychology researcher Dr Helena D Cooper-Thomas Kiwifruit are a major export earner for New Zealand:  harvested, sorted, packed onto pallets, and sent off in shipping containers around the world.  Continue →

Health-related issues cause WorkSafe concern

Noise, agri-chemicals, silica and asbestos were the most common work-related health issues WorkSafe health issues inspectors dealt with in the first six months of last year Noise was a cross-sector issue, with 11 per cent of 721 assessments made resulting in an enforcement notice, almost all improvement notices. Continue →

Hundreds of rebuild workers to get free worksite visits

Around 400 Canterbury construction workers will receive free health advice over the next fortnight to help raise awareness about the health risks they face on worksites WorkSafe New Zealand has organised an occupational health van to tour rebuild sites. Continue →

Mining board concerned about applicant competence

The New Zealand Mining Board of Examiners is concerned about the number of certificate of competence (CoC) applicants that are being failed because they are unable to demonstrate they have the ability and knowledge required to maintain a safe work environment The board examines applicants’ competence in four key areas: operating and safety systems legislation leadership and, emergency management. Continue →

Hearing Week spurs calls for better access

Several groups have joined forces to call for the introduction of the Accessibility for New Zealanders Act as part of Hearing Week, which runs from 26 February to 4 March The National Foundation for the Deaf has joined The Access Alliance steering group with members Auckland Disability Law, Blind Foundation, CCS Disability Action, Deaf Aotearoa, Disabled Person’s Assembly, Parents of Vision Impaired New Zealanders, Inclusive New Zealand and Kapa Maori Aotearoa to call for the introduction of the Accessibility for New Zealanders Act. Continue →

Workplace death convictions highlight H&S challenge

Nineteen-year-old rubbish collector Jane Devonshire died on 10 August 2015 when the truck she was working on crashed down a bank after its brakes failed The legal consequences which have flowed from this case demonstrate the particular health and safety management risks in multiple-contractor worksites, say Garth Gallaway and Marie Wisker.  Continue →

Climbing successfully with ropes and ladders

It sometimes surprises people to have to think of ropes and ladders as tools, PBI Height Safety specialist Doug Carson observes Everyone knows how to use a ladder, yet ladders and rooftop falls contribute to 70 per cent of all workplace injuries when working at height – most of which are less than three metres. Continue →

New research to improve asbestos disease diagnosis

Australia’s Asbestos Diseases Research Institute has begun new research that aims to improve diagnosis of one of the most aggressive forms of cancer caused by asbestos exposure Australia has the world’s highest incidence of malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) per capita, with around 600 new cases diagnosed each year due to previous widespread use of the known carcinogen asbestos. Continue →

Exercise experts get flexible for rural health

  The rise in agritech is making it tough for farmers to stay in prime shape and as a result, personalised exercise programmes in rural communities are in high demand, Exercise New Zealand (ExerciseNZ) says New Zealand’s rural community has a population of around 600,000 people driving the country’s largest industry, primary productivity. Continue →

Safety in hardware supplier yards a priority

Timber and building hardware merchants are being reminded to assess and manage their risks following a recent case where a builder was injured by timber that fell from a high rack A customer was injured – and one year after the incident was still unable to work – after a bundle of weatherboards weighing over 300 kg fell from height and struck him in the back when he was outside in a building supplies merchant’s timber yard. Continue →

First TrackSAFE NZ award for safety leadership

    Rail industry safety expert Robert Lupton is the inaugural winner of the TrackSAFE NZ Safety Leadership Award, which was established last year to recognise significant leadership in railway safety in New Zealand Rail industry safety expert Robert Lupton receives the inaugural TrackSAFE NZ Safety Leadership Award from the Chairman of TrackSAFE NZ Peter Reidy and TrackSAFE NZ Manager Megan Drayton Chairman of TrackSAFE NZ Peter Reidy says Mr Lupton received the award for his outstanding contribution to safety over his 32-year career in New Zealand and overseas. Continue →

Nail salon cut to the quick

Worksafe says companies that disregard the health and safety of workers and customers should expect they’ll be held to account after a nail salon appeared for sentencing in the Auckland District Court for using a banned substance Kiwi Nails and Spa Limited was inspected by WorkSafe and Auckland Council, and it was discovered the company was using a substance called methyl methylacrylate to glue artificial nails onto customer’s nails. Continue →

Emergency safety showers for harsh environments

A range of enclosed emergency safety showers for use in harsh outdoor environments has been launched by instrument protection specialist Intertec The emergency safety showers (ESSs) are integrated into shelters made from advanced composite GRP materials to optimize them for durability and long life. Continue →

New lightweight universal rope guide

    The Konecranes guide offers greater flexibility, reliability and safety on small or mid-sized wire rope hoists and provides a high-quality, low-cost replacement for almost any brand of rope guide Wire rope hoists are used in a wide variety of industries including construction and infrastructure, mining, manufacturing and materials handling, automotive, cement, primary production, process engineering, ports, shipping and logistics. Continue →

Specialists in environmental and occupational hygiene testing services

Occupational Hygiene Testing Air Matters specialises in the measurement of workplace contaminants and the assessment of associated workplace hazards using international standards and current technology. Continue →

Call for review of toxic gas at ports

The Green Party is calling on WorkSafe and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to undertake an urgent review of the ongoing use of methyl bromide – a highly toxic fumigant – at ports across the country. Continue →

Portable monitor boosts safety

Honeywell has announced a new four-gas, portable monitor that once turned on can operate continuously for two years without the need to change sensors or charge batteries, helping customers boost safety compliance and reduce maintenance costs. Continue →

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Making health and safety history

The New Zealand-owned engineering and design consultancy, Harrison Grierson, recently made health and safety history, with the highest score ever recorded in New Zealand for Sitewise certification.  Continue →

Staying safe this work year

Harness the power of your whole team to assess and manage the risks of your business this year, says WorkSafe. Continue →

Technology key to furthering forest safety

“Technology is vital in many new safety improvements in the forest industry – and the upcoming Forest Safety Summit will be showcasing them and the people who established them,” says Forest Industry Engineering Association event manager, Gordon Thomson. Continue →

Farmers encouraged to keep children safe on farms

Farmers are being encouraged to keep children safe on farms over the school holidays with a heightened risk of accidents on farms. Continue →

Report shows cyber-related crimes on the rise

  Over 300,000 Kiwis had their identities stolen in the past 12 months and approximately 200,000 of them had their stolen identities actively misused by the thieves, according to IDCARE. Continue →

Commercial floor coatings make healthier workplaces

Industrial facilities may get larger and production processes faster to cope with increasing global demand, but plant designers still have to adhere to safety standards, regulations and guidelines. Continue →

New research to improve asbestos disease diagnosis

Australia’s Asbestos Diseases Research Institute has begun new research that aims to improve diagnosis of one of the most aggressive forms of cancer caused by asbestos exposure. Continue →

Kiwi firms often missing robust succession planning

Former prime minister John Key’s sudden resignation last week shows how important it is to have a succession plan ready – the same goes for company HR planning. Continue →

Setting the record straight

Health and safety isn’t the Christmas Grinch, says acting WorkSafe chief executive Kirstie Hewlett. Continue →

Safety for participants on community work must be improved WorkSafe insists

The importance of good risk assessment and monitoring of offenders carrying out community work has been highlighted with the sentencing of the Corrections Department under the Health and Safety in Employment Act.  Continue →

MSD prosecuted for WINZ shooting

Chief District Court Judge Jan Marie Doogue has entered a conviction against the Ministry of Social Development (MSD) following the shootings at the WINZ office in Ashburton. Continue →

Measures taken to deal with likely asbestos discovery

The Dunedin City Council has taken a range of precautionary measures following the discovery of what is likely to be asbestos under a Logan Park sportsfield. Continue →

Spatial tech takes important role in quake response

New Zealand’s skills in advanced spatial technology and geographic intelligence has underpinned much of the response to the recent 7.8 earthquake, NZTech chief executive Graeme Muller says. Continue →

New online health and safety tool to help SMEs manage risks

WorkSafe has developed a new online tool to help businesses get started with managing their workplace health and safety risks. Continue →

The new H&S at Work Act has severe penalties for neglect of chemical and hazardous material safety

The 2017 Hazardous Substances Management Summit is part of the annual Safety 360 event held in Auckland, March 21-22, 2017. Continue →

Australia asbestos awareness campaign shows way for New Zealand

Australia’s National Asbestos Awareness Week holds valuable lessons for local companies and workers. Continue →

FREE seminars are running throughout Safety 360 Expo

Come to Safety 360 this March 2017 and gain practical insights into crucial health and safety topics. Continue →

A breath of fresh air

If fresh clean non-polluted air is the elixir of life, why is it that we have to have laws to make us responsible for the health of those we employ? Continue →

Asbestos removal begins at QEII Park

Asbestos remediation work is getting underway at QEII Park from Monday 21 November as Christchurch City council prepares the site for a busy period of development. Continue →


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