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It is not enough for a company to only identify a hazard

On March 26, 2018, Posted by , In Uncategorized, With No Comments

The importance of risk assessments and implementing appropriate controls – including training and monitoring workers to ensure they’re working safely, was a dominant message in the sentencing of Avon Industries Limited on health and safety charges. The Whangarei District Court released their sentencing decision on Wednesday, after Avon Industries appeared…

Major focus on reducing farm accidents involving vehicles

On March 16, 2018, Posted by , In Uncategorized, With No Comments

A major drive to reduce the number of injuries and fatalities involving vehicles on farms is underway. Almost 90% of farm fatalities involve working in, and around vehicles and machinery. Worksafe NZ research shows there is almost always a vehicle involved when someone dies as a result of a farm…