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The National Safety Show 2015

4 - 5 July 2018

Wednesday 4 July 2018
9am - 6pm

Thursday 5 July 2018
9am - 5pm

ASB Showgrounds Auckland

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Industrial Safety News
NZ Safety Council
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Work Safe New Zealand
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ministry of business, innovati
Work Safe New Zealand
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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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Smart choices key summits at Safety 360

The past three years have seen a massive shakeup in health and safety with changes to the regulations, attitudes and protocols needed to handle workplace incidents

The National Health and Safety Leaders’ Summit at the Safety 360 event this March brings Safety II and other key topics to the forefront of discussion. Continue →

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Essential guidance on driver eyesight launched

Road safety charity Brake has published an essential guidance report for fleet managers, health & safety and HR professionals, in collaboration with Vision Express

Look Sharp! Continue →

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Reflections on the first year in the job

Last year – 2017 – was a huge year for WorkSafe and for me personally in my first year as  chief executive, Nicole Rosie reveals

This job is an opportunity to make a difference, leading an organisation that is working to get New Zealanders home healthy and safe at the end of each working day. Continue →

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Flu season is coming – time for a vaccination?

The government-funded seasonal influenza vaccine will be available in April, and wise employers and workers should consider vaccinating themselves as soon as possible against the traditional winter menace

Vaccination is recommended by most health professionals despite the fact that reports from the Northern Hemisphere reveal that the latest season’s vaccine was not as effective as expected. Continue →

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New sound level monitor aids in noise compliance

A new sound level monitor has been released to coincide with the World Health Organization’s World Hearing Day on March 3
The WHO initiative aims to draw attention to the global rise in hearing loss, with one key message the focus on efforts to stem hearing loss through prevention, such as reducing noise in the workplace. Continue →

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Cyclists and motor cyclists urged to be safe in cities

The behaviour of a small number of cyclists and motorbike riders is concerning the National Road Carriers Association

Incidents between motor vehicles and cyclists or motor bikes usually see the cyclist or motorbike rider come off second best. Continue →

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Your fitness tracker may just save your life

Wearable sensors are not just useful for personal fitness tracking, but can also be used to gain new insights in several fields of biomedical research

In a research article in the open access journal PLOS Biology, Weng Khong Lim and colleagues from the SingHealth Duke-NUS Institute of Precision Medicine, Singapore, and the National Heart Centre Singapore show that wearables are not only able to identify groups of volunteers with similar patterns of daily activity, but can also predict various markers of risk for cardiovascular diseases such as obesity, high blood pressure and high blood sugar. Continue →

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Playing down workplace incidents doesn’t pay

WorkSafe is warning businesses not to play down notifiable events in their workplaces following the release of a decision involving a 2016 accident

Trade Depot Ltd appeared in Auckland District Court in December following an incident where more than 200kg of plasterboard fell on a worker in Takanini. Continue →

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Research shows health and safety training pays off

The government’s latest workplace health and safety attitudes and behaviours survey has confirmed strong links between recent health and safety training and the way people act and feel at work

Commissioned by the government’s health and safety watchdog, WorkSafe, the survey canvassed thousands of Kiwi workers and employers in high-risk industries, asking them about their experiences of workplace health and safety. Continue →

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How to keep your workplace safe from electrical hazards

Electrical equipment is common to every office, notes Jeson Pitt

According to one study, one person is electrocuted every single day in their workplace and most are within the age group of 25-44 years. Continue →

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Exciting new technology brings hope to those with reading disabilities

Revolutionary new device empowers people who are blind, partially sighted, and have reading difficulties to achieve increased independence in employment, education and daily life

 
Wireless, lightweight and about the size of a finger, OrCam MyEye 2.0’s breakthrough assistive technology instantly reads printed and digital text aloud: newspapers, books, restaurant menus, signs, product labels, computer and smartphone screens. Continue →

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Machines a matter of life and death

There are no second chances with heavy machinery says WorkSafe after the recent sentencing of Easton Agriculture Limited in Palmerston North District Court

The sentencing follows the death of a worker in August 2016 after he became trapped in a potato harvester on a farm in Shannon. Continue →

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Use the gear you’ve got

Safety gear is no good when it is sitting in your vehicle – and it needs to be used properly

That’s the lesson following the sentencing of Stumpmaster Limited in the North Shore District Court. Continue →

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HASANZ appoints first Executive Director

The Health and Safety Association of New Zealand (HASANZ) has appointed Philip Aldridge as its first Executive Director with responsibility for managing its day to day operations and implementing its business strategy

HASANZ is the umbrella organisation for workplace health and safety professions and was established in September 2014 to raise professional standards to provide healthier and safer workplaces. 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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Expert panel recommends ten actions to prepare and support the mobile workforce

The International Corporate Health Leadership Council (ICHLC) has released eight corporate health trends paired with ten actionable items to effectively help organisations prepare and support their mobile workforce

“Significant changes have impacted the mobile workforce since the Council’s 2014 trend report,” says Professor Robert L. Continue →

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Vodafone gets poor reception in latest telco survey

Good communications is essential for safety, but the latest Consumer NZ survey reveals some telecommunications companies aren’t getting the message

Telco customers rated Vodafone last for both mobile and broadband services in Consumer NZ’s latest satisfaction survey, the same place it occupied last year. Continue →

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Protecting workers from solar UV radiation

The recent scorching weather provides a timely reminder of the importance of protecting workers from the power of the sun’s potentially deadly rays

Workers may be exposed to harmful ultraviolet (UV) radiation from the sun, particularly while working outdoors, WorkSafe advises. Continue →

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Developing a roadside test for marijuana intoxication isn’t as easy as it sounds

Researchers are taking active steps to identify and combat the problem of people driving under the influence, but problems abound

Recent studies in which marijuana users took controlled doses of cannabis in the lab have identified new biomarkers that can be used to estimate a person’s recent cannabinoid intake. Continue →

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National first aid training partnership forged

The Electrical Training Company, New Zealand’s leading provider of electrical apprenticeships, has partnered with Life Care Consultants Ltd to deliver first aid and CPR training across its apprentice programme

The Electrical Training Company has more than 600 apprentices across the country and Life Care Consultants will provide all training nationally, apart from the Auckland region, where First Aid NZ is the provider. Continue →

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First scaffolding apprenticeship designed to help boost construction

New Zealand’s first apprenticeship in scaffolding is being launched in a bid to support the surging construction sector

Scaffolding, Access and Rigging Association of New Zealand (SARNZ), the industry body representing the leading companies in the sector, has worked closely with Skills (The Industry Training Organisation) and training providers to develop the apprenticeship. Continue →

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Road safety charity calls on fleets to tackle driver distraction

Road safety charity Brake is calling on fleet operators to crackdown on driver distraction, as more than a third of respondents to its annual Fleet Safety Survey say they do not monitor distraction. Continue →

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Keep fatigue out of the workplace

It’s a shock to the system going back to work after the holidays, particularly after a couple of weeks off over Christmas. Continue →

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Lurching from crisis to crisis

Professor Michael Baker – public health under serious threat
Workplace health and safety has deteriorated for many years – it took the Pike River crisis to remind us how bad it had become. Continue →

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Taskforce identifies up to 1,400 buildings in Victoria clad in aluminium composite panels with a polyethylene core

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Simple, safe and practical takes out top safety prize

Husband and wife Robyn de Bruin-Judge and Wim de Bruin established Designerscope in 2013 when cabinet maker Wim decided there must be a better way to level cabinets. Continue →

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Health and safety toolkit now available

SafePlus, a new Government developed and endorsed health and safety toolkit, is now available to all New Zealand businesses. Continue →

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