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Quarry could cause lung cancer, Fulton Hogan keen to keep talking with residents about their concerns

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

Canterbury health officials are warning of the dangers of living near quarries, after Fulton Hogan confirmed it intends to get resource consent to mine near Templeton. Residents believe that dust from the quarry will be harmful to their health – and the Chief Medical Officer agrees. Dr Alistair Humphrey says…

Key requirements of the new Hazardous Substances Regulations 2017

On December 28, 2017, Posted by , In Uncategorized, With No Comments

By Worksafe Smart, Health and Safety Consultant for the Nelson, Richmond and Blenheim region. Health and Safety policies, manuals, management plans, training, reviews, audits, advice and more. The new Health and Safety at Work (Hazardous Substances) Regulations 2017 bring the requirements for workplaces that work with hazardous substances into a…

Near miss incident sends sharp reminder

On December 28, 2017, Posted by , In Uncategorized, With No Comments

WorkSafe NZ Media Release,  November 2017 Posted by Worksafe Smart, Health and Safety Consultant for the Nelson, Richmond and Blenheim region. Health and Safety policies, manuals, management plans, training, reviews, audits, advice and more. A near miss incident involving earth movers and electrical wires is a reminder to businesses to confirm…

Company owner sentenced to home detention, his company to a fine of $ 258,000 over worker’s death

On November 23, 2017, Posted by , In Uncategorized, With No Comments

NZ Newswire – Thursday, 23 November 2017 – Worksafe Smart, Health and Safety Consultant for the Nelson, Richmond and Blenheim region. Health and Safety policies, manuals, management plans, training, reviews, audits, advice and more. The owner of an oil recycling company, where 24-year-old Jamey Bowring was killed in a tank…

Wanganui tannery fined $380,000 after second gas leak incident

On October 27, 2017, Posted by , In Uncategorized, With No Comments

Radio New Zealand – Saturday, 28 October 2017 – Worksafe Smart, Health and Safety Consultant for the Nelson, Richmond and Blenheim region. Health and Safety policies, manuals, management plans, training, reviews, audits, advice and more. Wanganui tannery has been fined $380,000 after a forklift driver was exposed to potentially deadly…

The first sentencing under the HSAW Act 2015. What did we learn?

On August 27, 2017, Posted by , In Uncategorized, With No Comments

By Andreas Gabriel, Dip OHS – Worksafe Smart, Health and Safety Consultant for the Nelson, Richmond and Blenheim region. Health and Safety policies, manuals, management plans, training, reviews, audits, advice and more. The 22nd of August saw the first sentencing under the 2015 Health and Safety at Work Act. A…

Companies fined – Two serious workplace injuries in two days and no notification

On August 19, 2017, Posted by , In Uncategorized, With No Comments

Worksafe Smart, Health and Safety Consultant for the Nelson, Richmond and Blenheim region. Health and Safety policies, manuals, management plans, training, reviews, audits, advice and more. Employers must actively manage risks to ensure workers go home healthy and safe according to WorkSafe New Zealand. On successive days in March 2016,…

Provide your workers with appropriate equipment for the job

On July 10, 2017, Posted by , In Uncategorized, With No Comments

WorkSafe NZ Media Release – 10 July 2017 – Worksafe Smart, Health and Safety Consultant for the Nelson, Richmond and Blenheim region. Health and Safety policies, manuals, management plans, training, reviews, audits, advice and more. Providing the right tools for the job is paramount for workers working at height to…

Communication is critical to excavator safety

On June 13, 2017, Posted by , In Uncategorized, With No Comments

WorkSafe NZ media release, 13 June 2017 – Worksafe Smart, Health and Safety Consultant for the Nelson, Richmond and Blenheim region. Health and Safety policies, manuals, management plans, training, reviews, audits, advice and more. The critical importance of following industry guidelines and adequately assessing hazards and risks in the workplace…

Company and director fined for incident that left a man a tetraplegic

On May 23, 2017, Posted by , In Uncategorized, With No Comments

WorkSafe NZ media release, 22 May 2017 – Worksafe Smart, Health and Safety Consultant for the Nelson, Richmond and Blenheim region. Health and Safety policies, manuals, management plans, training, reviews, audits, advice and more. Disregard for employee health and safety left a worker a tetraplegic, and resulted in a total…