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

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 →

New online driver tests tool looks to make roads safer

As the national road toll mounts, a new online tool that will significantly improve Kiwi organisations’ ability to manage their drivers’ road rules revision and health and safety training has been launched at www.drivingtests.co.nz. Continue →

WorkSafe advises care when entering workplaces following earthquakes

WorkSafe New Zealand is advising people from Christchurch to Wellington, and those affected further afield, to exercise care and good judgement as they head to their workplaces. Continue →

Road safety charity asks fleets to tackle distracted driving

Road safety charity Brake is calling on fleet operators to crack down on mobile phone use at the wheel, as fewer than half (38 percent) of respondents in its annual Fleet Safety Survey have an organisation-wide policy banning all employees from using hands-free phones at the wheel. Continue →

WEL brings best in safety to life

Closing the office and downing tools for half a day would normally send any business into a spin, but that’s exactly what WEL Networks did recently to ensure everyone goes homes safely from work every day.  Continue →

Keeping dangerous and toxic goods at bay

The Warehouse is using specially modified shipping containers to ensure thousands of bottles of perfume and nail polish are stored safely and securely. Continue →

Aiming for zero harm

Coca-Cola Amatil’s latest manufacturing facility is equipped with leading technology and processes to continue its award-winning health and safety policy. Continue →

Resilience key to enjoying jobs – and life

A quarter of all employees view their jobs as the number one stressor in their lives. Continue →

Industry training and apprenticeships increasing

More working New Zealanders are gaining skills and qualifications on the job, earning while they learn, says the Industry Training Federation. Continue →

Greens say missed target for workplace inspections lets workers down  

A sudden drop in the number of workplace interventions by the Labour Inspectorate suggests that the government isn’t doing enough to support the basic rights of people at work, the Green Party claims. Continue →

Oxair system generates pure oxygen out of thin air

Medical facilities on islands in the Pacific Rim and Australasia are being urged to switch from conventional oxygen cylinders to Oxair’s Medical Oxygen Pressure Swing Adsorption (PSA) automated system because of the safety advantages, lower energy consumption, reduced maintenance bills and to eliminate the inconvenience and cost of shipping gas bottles. Continue →

WorkSafe bouncing around trampoline parks

WorkSafe assessment inspectors will start visiting trampoline parks across New Zealand to ensure these businesses are meeting their obligations under the Health and Safety at Work Act. Continue →

The legal implications of artificial intelligence

Artificial Intelligence (AI) has significant implications for the legal profession, Chapman Tripp says. Continue →

Cordless power boosts worker safety and efficiency

 When a manufacturer boosts production to cope with burgeoning demand, efficiency-minded operations staff keenly seek out technologies to help them minimise costs and manual labour while maximising safety and ongoing returns. Continue →

Workplace asbestos guide a first for New Zealand

WorkSafe has released guidance for managing and removing asbestos in the workplace, the first of its kind in New Zealand. Continue →

Site Safe launches new passport options

Site Safe is launching a suite of brand-new courses this December. Continue →

New Zealand loses tireless advocate for workers

Tributes have been pouring in from all sectors of the community for former NZ Council of Trade Unions President Helen Kelly, who has died in Wellington. Continue →

Top tips to tap a trainer

There’s plenty of workplace health and safety trainers in the market but how do you make sure you’ve picked the right one for your firm? Continue →

Safety Psychology Conference 2017

Liquid Learning is proud to partner with Industrial Safety News to present the Safety Psychology Conference 2017, the must-attend professional development event for safety leaders and experts. Continue →

International honour for engineers assessing liquefaction hazards

Two University of Canterbury earthquake engineers have been honoured at an American convention for the world-class excellence of their post-quake research assessing liquefaction hazards in Christchurch. Continue →

Site Safe Construction Health and Safety Awards 2016 finalists announced

A suicide prevention programme, a health and safety app, and a pioneering approach to removing asbestos are just a few of the innovative ideas being recognised at this year’s Site Safe Construction Health and Safety Awards. Continue →

Professional Hazardous substance consultants

MSDS Authoring In the business of transporting, moving and handling hazardous substances, one needs to place Safety Data Sheets on the side of the containers. Continue →

ACC in robust financial position

ACC made significant progress in 2015/16, delivering improved services to New Zealanders despite the impact of falling interest rates and higher than anticipated claim numbers, says ACC board chairperson Dame Paula Rebstock. Continue →

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