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MIL-OSI New Zealand: Safety gear must be fit for purpose

By   /  November 16, 2018  /  24-7, Aid, AM-NC, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, Business, Christchurch, Commerce, CTF, DJF, Employment Issues, English, Health, Justice, KB, law, Media Intelligence, MIL OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government - Business, New Zealand Government - Public Service, Open Source Intel, Worksafe  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI New Zealand: Safety gear must be fit for purpose

Source: Worksafe New Zealand 15 November 2018 Identifying a workplace risk, but not following up to ensure it is controlled is bad health and safety business practice according to WorkSafe. The comment follows the sentencing of Agility Building Solutions Limited in the Christchurch District Court yesterday after a painter was injured in the construction company’s […]

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MIL-OSI New Zealand: Workplace bullying and harassment

By   /  November 14, 2018  /  24-7, AM-NC, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, Business, Commerce, CTF, Culture, DJF, Employment, Employment Issues, English, Health, KB, MIL OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government - Business, New Zealand Government - Public Service, Open Source Intel, Police, Worksafe  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI New Zealand: Workplace bullying and harassment

Source: Worksafe New Zealand 13 November 2018 Workplace bullying and harassment (including sexual harassment) is serious. Studies suggest that between one in five and one in three New Zealand workers report bullying or harassment annually. Bullying and harassment allegations or concerns often involve employment relations issues. The Employment Relations Act and the Employment Relations Authority […]

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MIL-OSI New Zealand: Damaged footpath led to elderly man’s death

By   /  November 12, 2018  /  24-7, Aid, AM-NC, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, Business, Commerce, CTF, DJF, Employment Issues, English, Health, Justice, KB, law, MIL OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government - Business, New Zealand Government - Public Service, Open Source Intel, United Kingdom, Worksafe  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI New Zealand: Damaged footpath led to elderly man’s death

Source: Worksafe New Zealand 9 November 2018 The death of a retired man who fell from a mobility scooter on a damaged piece of footpath has resulted in building development company YSB Group Limited being fined $100,000 by the Manukau District Court. The decision was released today. The footpath had been damaged by heavy vehicles […]

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MIL-OSI New Zealand: Local standards not being met

By   /  November 12, 2018  /  24-7, Aid, AM-NC, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, Business, Commerce, CTF, DJF, Employment Issues, English, Health, Justice, KB, law, MIL OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government - Business, New Zealand Government - Public Service, Open Source Intel, United Kingdom, Worksafe  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI New Zealand: Local standards not being met

Source: Worksafe New Zealand 9 November 2018 New Zealand has clearly defined standards for how machinery should be guarded, and WorkSafe says they’re still not being met by too many companies. “Too many workers are being seriously injured as a result of substandard guarding,” says WorkSafe’s Head of Specialist Interventions Simon Humphries. Locker Group (NZ) […]

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MIL-OSI New Zealand: Builder in court after unlicensed and unsafe asbestos removal

By   /  November 8, 2018  /  24-7, Aid, AM-NC, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, Banking and Finance, Christchurch, CTF, DJF, Employment Issues, English, Exploration, Gas, Health, Justice, KB, law, MIL OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government - Business, New Zealand Government - Public Service, Open Source Intel, Worksafe  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI New Zealand: Builder in court after unlicensed and unsafe asbestos removal

Source: Worksafe New Zealand 8 November 2018 Unqualified and unsafe asbestos removal landed Richard John Knight in the Christchurch District Court last Friday for sentencing. Mr Knight was unlicensed for an asbestos demolition job carried out on a Riccarton building in February 2017. WorkSafe says the sentencing is the first of its kind under new […]

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MIL-OSI New Zealand: Retail fireworks – who is responsible?

By   /  October 31, 2018  /  24-7, AM-NC, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, CTF, DJF, Employment Issues, English, Environment, Health, KB, MIL OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government - Business, New Zealand Government - Public Service, Open Source Intel, Police, Technology, Trade, Worksafe  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI New Zealand: Retail fireworks – who is responsible?

Source: Worksafe New Zealand 31 October 2018 Fireworks are fun but it’s important to follow the safety instructions to keep your family, pets, and property safe, and be considerate of nearby people and animals. A number of agencies work together to ensure the fireworks that are available for sale are safe and that the rules […]

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MIL-OSI New Zealand: Work-related health update – October 2018

By   /  October 29, 2018  /  24-7, AM-NC, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, CTF, DJF, Employment Issues, English, Exploration, Gas, Health, KB, Media Intelligence, MIL OSI, Mining, New Zealand, New Zealand Government - Business, New Zealand Government - Public Service, Open Source Intel, Worksafe  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI New Zealand: Work-related health update – October 2018

Adventure activity notification Asbestos removal Electrical and gas Major Hazard Facilities Hazardous work Occupational diseases Extractives Petroleum Geothermal Raise a health or safety concern                                                                […]

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MIL-OSI New Zealand: New ‘Be a Safe Guy’ campaign encouraging young workers to speak up for each other

By   /  October 26, 2018  /  24-7, Aid, AM-NC, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, CTF, Culture, DJF, Employment Issues, English, Forestry, Health, KB, Maori, Media Intelligence, MIL OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government - Business, New Zealand Government - Public Service, Open Source Intel, Worksafe  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI New Zealand: New ‘Be a Safe Guy’ campaign encouraging young workers to speak up for each other

Source: Worksafe New Zealand 26 October 2018 Since 2013, more than 40 workers between the age of 18 and 30 years old have lost their lives in the workplace. In our latest campaign, we have enlisted the help of aspiring young Māori comedian D’Angelo Martin to help communicate directly with young workers. The ‘Be a Safe Guy’ […]

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MIL-OSI New Zealand: WorkSafe accepts enforceable undertaking from Opus International Consultants Limited

By   /  October 24, 2018  /  24-7, Aid, AM-NC, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, Auckland, CTF, DJF, Employment Issues, English, Health, KB, law, Legal, MIL OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government - Business, New Zealand Government - Public Service, Open Source Intel, Worksafe  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI New Zealand: WorkSafe accepts enforceable undertaking from Opus International Consultants Limited

Source: Worksafe New Zealand 23 October 2018 We have accepted an enforceable undertaking from engineering and infrastructure company Opus International Consultants Limited (trading as ‘WSP Opus’). The enforceable undertaking was granted following an incident in February 2017, when scaffolding collapsed underneath Auckland’s Panmure Bridge and six workers fell into the water below them. Although one […]

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MIL-OSI New Zealand: Farmer in court after tractor fatality

By   /  October 24, 2018  /  24-7, AM-NC, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, Business, Commerce, CTF, DJF, Employment Issues, English, Health, Justice, KB, law, Legal, MIL OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government - Business, New Zealand Government - Public Service, Open Source Intel, Worksafe  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI New Zealand: Farmer in court after tractor fatality

Source: Worksafe New Zealand 19 October 2018 Tractors are an integral part of farm businesses, but they are also a key contributor to the agricultural industry’s unacceptable number of farm deaths. In the last six years, 30 New Zealanders have died while using them. WorkSafe is warning farmers that they are legally required to have […]

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