The Safe Side | Issue 37
August can be a dangerous month for farmers. In this issue, we look at the current statistics around injury and death in the agricultural sector and provide links to useful guidance. We also report on the sentencings of a farmer who breached the Resource Management Act and a meat processing company that was convicted following the death of a worker in Taranaki. In addition, we have articles on another eye watering fine handed down in the UK, the prosecution of a CEO in Australia that should ring alarm bells for officers of New Zealand companies and the latest enforceable undertaking from the Maritime sector.Read more
The Safe Side | Issue 36
This month we take a deeper dive into enforceable undertakings. We look at what they involve, four recent examples and what factors may make a proposed enforceable undertaking more attractive to WorkSafe. We also have articles on two recent WorkSafe prosecutions. The first arose after the tragic death of a worker from exposure to hydrogen sulphide gas and resulted in a very substantial fine and reparation award. The second prosecution followed a worker having her thumb severed in inadequately guarded machinery.Read more
The Safe Side | Issue 35
Falls from height continue to be a perennial cause of harm in the workplace and in this issue, we provide a snapshot of the harm they are causing in New Zealand as well as covering two recent overseas prosecutions after falls seriously injured or killed workers. We also have articles on the first sentencing for industrial manslaughter in Queensland, the withdrawal of charges against NEMA in relation to the Whakaari/White Island eruption and a safety alert from WorkSafe on the dangers of coronavirus to occupational divers.Read more
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