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The National Safety Show 2018

23 - 25 June 2019

Sunday 23 June 2019
9am - 6pm

Monday 24 June 2019
9am - 6pm

Tuesday 25 June 2019
9am - 5pm

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Calling all leaders

Site Safe have launched a new training initiative to help senior business leaders improve health and safety in their organisations

The two-hour Safety Excellence for Leaders workshop will help business owners and leaders from small to medium-sized companies understand their health and safety duties, and what they can personally do to boost health and safety. Continue →

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Transport industry determined to tackle road safety with technology

Transport professionals are responding seriously to the concerning leap in New Zealand’s road toll according to a recent poll

The 2018 New Zealand Telematics Benchmark Report conducted by leading telematic technology provider Teletrac Navman found that safety technology took investment priority over other emerging technologies, as companies look to improve driver safety through alerting and fatigue monitoring technology. Continue →

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Making food production safer

Minimising downtime, ensuring quality and providing maximum safety for employees are particularly important in food and beverage production, processing and automation, writes Andreas Bauer

In the food and beverage industry, if the processing of perishable foodstuffs ceases it not only leads to profit losses, but also high costs from waste disposal and recommencing production. Continue →

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New course addresses driver shortage

Efforts to ease the driver shortage in the road transport industry has attracted significant numbers of female students to a Commercial Road Transport Programme being held at Manukau Institute of Technology

The course, the first of its kind at MIT, aims to graduate students with learner’s class 4 driving licenses. Continue →

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New portable, powerful videoscope released

An IPLEX G Lite industrial videoscope featuring powerful imaging capabilities and a small, rugged body has been launched by Olympus

Lightweight and able to go almost anywhere, the IPLEX G Lite videoscope provides users working in challenging environments with a remote visual inspection tool that has the image quality and ease of use to get the job done. Continue →

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Kids and quads a lethal combination

A young boy’s lucky escape after he fell from a quad bike and was run over by the equipment being towed behind it serves as a timely reminder for farmers and families to ensure they are keeping kids off adult-sized quad bikes, as riders or passengers WorkSafe says

Small farming company Greystone Holdings Limited was sentenced in Wellington District Court after an incident that occurred in July 2016, when a six-year-old was visiting the 60-acre farm owned by his grandparents during school holidays. Continue →

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Electric cars safe for pacemakers

Good news for electric vehicle fleet operators and drivers with implanted cardiac devices – electric vehicles don’t interfere with pacemakers

Electric and magnetic fields generated during operation and charging of electric cars does not affect function or programming of cardiac implantable electronic devices (CIED) according to a brief research report are published in Annals of Internal Medicine
Electromagnetic interference (EMI) can disrupt normal function of CIEDs, causing issues such as pacing inhibition, inappropriate shock delivery, or device reprogramming. Continue →

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Fatal interactions between forklifts and people

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 →

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Drug Detection Agency calls for regulation, certification and accreditation

The Drug Detection Agency (TDDA) has welcomed the report on meth contamination issued by the Prime Minister’s Chief Science Advisor, Sir Peter Gluckman, saying that accreditation and regulation in the industry were needed

“There’s no room for bad actors in safety-sensitive industries when your job is to ensure that people make it home at the end of the day,” The Drug Detection Agency CEO Kirk Hardy insists. Continue →

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Apply today: ACC / Health and Safety Manager – Foodstuffs South Island Limited

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Avoid the car to cut risk of illness and death

A more physically active commute to work linked to 30% reduced risk of dying from heart disease and stroke

People who are more active when commuting to work by walking or cycling could be cutting their relative risk of developing ischaemic heart disease or stroke by 11% and their relative risk of dying from these diseases by 30%, a study published in the journal Heart suggests. Continue →

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The right plants can reduce indoor pollution and save energy

People in industrialized countries spend more than 80% of their lives indoors, increasingly in air-tight buildings that aren’t particularly good for human health

These structures require less energy for heating, ventilating, and air conditioning, but can be hazardous if particulate matter and potentially toxic gases, including carbon monoxide, ozone, and volatile organic compounds, from sources such as furniture, paints, carpets, and office equipment accumulate. Continue →

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Lookalike hydraulic cylinder users suffer double wallet shock

Global hydraulics leader Enerpac says its Australasian service centres are getting an increasing incidence of maintenance and replacement claims for non-genuine lookalike cylinders that are brought to it to fix when they break down or wear out

The problem – which is particularly acute in New Zealand, but also encountered in Australia – often costs the cylinders’ owner double when they lose production time with the defective item, then can’t get it fixed under Enerpac warranty, says Enerpac New Zealand Hydraulic Specialist Neville Stuart. Continue →

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Regulator accepts another enforceable undertaking

WorkSafe has accepted yet another enforceable undertaking, further underlining the importance of the process as an alternative to prosecution

The latest undertaking was received from fibreboard manufacturing company Dongwha New Zealand Limited, following an incident in December 2016 where a worker’s arm was drawn into a piece of machinery
The worker was using a piece of machinery that lays out wood fibres to be turned into fibreboard. Continue →

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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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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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