What is Asbestos? Asbestos is a general term used for a group of six naturally occurring minerals in a form of crystalline fibres. They are very common to be known by their colour such as blue asbestos, brown asbestos, and green. In New Zealand, Health & Safety at work (Asbestos) Regulation 2016 regulates every aspect […]
HEARING AWARENESS WEEK – 3-9 MARCH 2018 Noise Hearing loss produced by work is preventable, but once your hearing has gone it will not come back. According to Roy Morgan 2014*, total number New Zealanders aged more than 14 experiencing any hearing loss between 2007 and 2013 was 7.5%, which is huge enough to make […]
The Auckland District Court has recently released a sentence surrounding an incident where more than 200kg of plasterboard fell on a worker in Takanini. The Company involved has been fined $98,156.25 and ordered to pay $24,000 reparation. The full story can be read here: http://bit.ly/2ogE6vB Is your company identifying the RISKS in your workplace […]
The answer, shockingly, is ‘YES’.
The new Health and Safety at Work Act 2015 (HSWA) provides framework for the prevention of such a tragedy; but the implementation is seriously flawed.