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Fatigue – what’s the problem?

On May 23, 2018, Posted by , In Uncategorized, With No Comments

Many industries rely on workers being physically and mentally alert. Fatigue is a state of physical and/or mental exhaustion which reduces a person’s ability to perform work safely and effectively. Fatigue reduces alertness. This may lead to errors, and an increase in workplace incidents and injuries. As an employer, ensure…

Tractor driver had worked 197 hours in the fortnight leading up to his death

On May 14, 2018, Posted by , In Uncategorized, With No Comments

“Getting the job done is important, but not if the hours required to do it put workers at risk of injury or death,” says WorkSafe New Zealand Deputy General Manager Simon Humphries. His comments follow the sentencing of agricultural contractor Micheal Vining Contracting Limited in Huntly District Court. In October…

Mining company pays $1.4 million after worker death

On May 11, 2018, Posted by , In Uncategorized, With No Comments

Managing risks is a non-negotiable requirement for every business. Critical risks in workplaces must not only be identified, but also managed effectively. This includes risks inherent in actions taken to mitigate known risks. Mining company Oceana Gold has been sentenced, after the death of a worker in July 2016. They…