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Toilet paper manufacturer Cottonsoft Ltd received a sentencing decision in the Manukau District Court today after a worker was hurt on inadequately guarded machinery.

Media release

Confused about how to tackle airborne health risks? Phillipa Gibson offers a simple management model and notes some common errors.

Article

Victoria University of Wellington and WorkSafe New Zealand have agreed to lift performance of New Zealand’s health and safety at work, through the establishment of the WorkSafe New Zealand Chair in Health and Safety.

Media release

The heat wave expected to hit New Zealand this week means workers and employers need to be more vigilant about working in heat.

Article

A worker has died after a wire rope being used as a handrail appears to have parted as he leaned against it and resulted in him falling onto the ground.

Safety alert

This technical bulletin clarifies the certified handler and controlled substance licence requirements for workers clearing tracks of 1080 bait.

Bulletin

In the past two years, ten people working in the transport, postal and warehousing sector have died while at work. Three of these deaths occurred in June 2017 and one had its sequel in the Hamilton District Court on Monday.

Media release

Earlier this year we consulted on proposed changes to 15 Workplace Exposure Standards (WES) and 17 biological exposure indices (BEI) as part of ongoing WorkSafe consultation on, and review of, chemicals and their effects on workers. You may know about WES and BEI or heard other people talk about them – here is a brief explanation of what they are and why they are so important.

Article

This technical bulletin highlights the importance of inspection and maintenance to reduce fire risks in all plant and equipment in extractive operations.

Bulletin

This bulletin provides guidance about reverse profile diving during occupational diving operations. It has been developed in consultation with the Diving Industry Advisory Group (DIAG). It updates information first shared by DIAG in 2017.

Bulletin

This bulletin provides guidance about bounce diving during occupational diving operations. It has been developed in consultation with the Diving Industry Advisory Group (DIAG).

Bulletin

WorkSafe New Zealand has accepted an enforceable undertaking from Trojan Holdings Limited, following an incident at the Cromwell Transfer Station in June 2017 where a worker fell into the waste hopper and sustained serious injuries.

Media release

There have been two recent near-miss incidents involving operations above historic underground workings. In both cases, underground voids were unexpectedly revealed when the surface caved into the void underneath working machinery.

Safety alert