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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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ministry of business, innovati
Work Safe New Zealand

Cycling or walking to work linked to health benefits

Active commuting by bicycle is associated with a substantial decrease in the risk of death from all causes, cancer and cardiovascular disease (CVD), compared with non-active commuting by car or public transport, a study in The BMJ has found Walking is also associated with a lower risk of cardiovascular disease, but the risk of death from cancer was no different than non-active commuting, the results show. Continue →

Put your foot down on diabetes

The simple act of walking down stairs could help prevent diabetes, according to new research from Edith Cowan University, which cites something known as eccentric exercise Researchers from ECU’s School of Medical and Health Sciences recruited 30 obese elderly women and put them on an exercise program, with half walking upstairs and the others walking downstairs. Continue →

Dealing with emotional exhaustion enhances happiness

New research from the University of East Anglia (UEA) suggests that the process of dealing with emotional exhaustion can sometimes increase happiness The study examined when and how dealing with emotional exhaustion can enhance happiness in a work environment. Continue →

Hard helmets for horsey kids?

A new study has recommended helmets should always be worn by children, not only when riding horses but also when around horses, in a bid to reduce the risk of head injuries The research conducted by The University of Queensland’s Centre for Children’s Burns and Trauma Research Group is one of few recent comprehensive studies of paediatric horse-related trauma in Australia. Continue →

New sensor helps control air quality

A new particle sensor designed to help building owners and managers monitor the air for potentially harmful particulate contaminants caused by dust, soot and smoke has been released by Honeywell Honeywell’s HPM series particle sensor is designed to work in heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) systems and consumer products such air purifiers to measure air quality in homes, buildings and public spaces. Continue →

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Could smartphones help prevent strokes?

Worldwide the number of people affected by and remaining disabled from stroke has increased significantly Although ageing and population growth has been shown to be the main drivers of this increased, not all of the increased stroke burden can be accounted for by these demographic changes. Continue →

Four-dimensional approach for all-round wellness

Life today is such a non-stop scramble that too many of us end the day feeling overwhelmed and exhausted – but there are solutions says certified life coach, motivational speaker and founder of holistic wellness company Rise & Shine Jo van der Walle We let our well-being fall through the cracks simply keeping our heads above water and it’s taking a huge toll. Continue →

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Knowing the unknowable – how to prevent disaster

We live in an era of dramatic, improbable events that adversely affect the economy, the environment, the fate of household name companies and people’s welfare and health, observes software marketing professional Gordon McKeown  Or at least they seem improbable until they hurl themselves violently upon us from the shadows of our agreeable ignorance. Continue →

Safer, swifter and more productive workplace ladders

A leading global range of ladder systems and access equipment purpose-built to provide solutions to major workplace safety and efficiency issues has been introduced by United Forklift and Access Solutions The Elevah range – for which United has been appointed exclusive national distributor – is focussed on enhancing workplace efficiency while preventing accidents and falls from lower heights, which are one of the leading causes of serious injury in workplaces worldwide. Continue →

Cutting-edge creation cuts costs

An Australian innovation about to enter world markets automates the hazardous, costly and never-ending task of slashing roadside grass around millions of poles, fences, safety barriers and signposts lining highways and byways Instead of whole teams of roadside workers laboriously manually trimming vegetation around the multitude of safety fence poles and advisory signs involved, the new SlasherTeck innovation uses one man on a tractor to do the job in a fraction of the time. Continue →

Assessing the risk of client-initiated violence

Russel John Tully’s killing of two Ashburton Work and Income New Zealand (WINZ) staff members in September 2014 highlighted the ever-present risk of client-initiated violence, note Buddle Findlay lawyers Sherridan Cooke and Mere King Tully set upon a plan to kill the employees who had dealt with him, after they had declined a number of his requests for assistance. Continue →

Fatigue management – a worker’s guide

Fatigue is more than feeling tired and drowsy – in a work context fatigue is a state of mental and/or physical exhaustion that reduces a person’s ability to perform work safely and effectively It can occur because of prolonged or intense mental or physical activity, sleep loss and/or disruption of the internal body clock. Continue →

A new era in managing hazardous substances

New Zealand’s system for managing hazardous substances is changing to reflect the government’s health and safety reform, Environmental Protection Authority Senior Policy Advisor Tania van Maanen explains The rules around managing risks to workers using hazardous substances will be transferred from the Hazardous Substances and New Organisms Act (HSNO) and regulations implemented by the Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) to the Health and Safety at Work Act (HSW) and regulations implemented by WorkSafe New Zealand. Continue →

A new safety benchmark for major projects

A zero-harm approach on a key infrastructure project led the Fulton Hogan John Holland Joint Venture to success at the 2016 Site Safe Health and Safety in Construction Awards A major project to protect the security of Auckland’s water supply, the Hunua 4 watermain runs for 31km, from Redoubt North Reservoir in Manukau Heights to the Khyber Pass Reservoir. Continue →

Chemical coatings keep floors safe

New floor protector coatings from 3M employ highly advanced chemical technologies to protect floors and maintain a brand-new look Unique hybrid technology in Scotch-Gard Floor Protector products densify surfaces, increase hardness and ultimately improve wear. Continue →

New confined space risk analysis tool

Canada’s Institut de recherche Robert-Sauvé en santé et en sécurité du travail (IRSST) has published a new research report to help prevent confined space accidents by helping companies apply existing regulations Researchers wanted to gain a better understanding of confined space risk management and identify issues based on the literature and field observations, and develop a confined space risk analysis and work categorization tool that meets the needs defined in the first stage of the project. Continue →

What to do in a disaster – a guide for health professionals

A new world-first grass-roots guide for doctors, nurses, paramedics and other health professionals will give them a much-needed common language to deal with the growing number of natural and man-made disasters worldwide Edited by Professor Gerry FitzGerald, from QUT’s School of Public Health, and launched by Rob Cameron Acting Director General of Emergency Management Australia, Disaster Health Management: a primer for students and practitioners covers events including Cyclone Yasi, the US Ebola outbreak, Victoria’s bushfires, Iceland’s 2010 volcano eruption, Tokyo’s Sarin nerve gas attack and the 2010 Haiti earthquake. Continue →

Improving learning from workplace incidents

The injury-prone dairy farming industry was the ideal sector in which to test the learning from incidents process, as Massey University researchers Justine Croft & Dr Kirsten Bendix Olsen explain The dairy sector has one of the highest injuries rates of any New Zealand industry – 2.5 times higher per 1000 full-time equivalents than the average of all industries combined. Continue →

New app keeps lone workers in touch

Working alone outside of the traditional office is commonplace for tens of thousands of staff in New Zealand, but it needn’t stand in the way of safety Employers owe their employees a duty of care, and as such need to consider the risks for a person entering situations that have the potential to become a hostile environment. Continue →

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 →

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