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  • The Safe Side | Issue 25

    We all live with “dust” in our everyday lives but we may not appreciate that some types of dust are deadly. In this issue, we look at two prosecutions that resulted from a failure to control the risks associated with exposure to dust in a workplace. We also cover a prosecution in New South Wales that arose after a labour hire worker was killed at his workplace along with a case where an Auckland company was prosecuted after a worker was shot in the heart with a nail gun.

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  • The Safe Side | Issue 24

    This month we have three articles about health and safety leadership, including two covering recent prosecutions in Western Australia and the UK that resulted in jail terms for a director and a site manager. We also look at a new enforceable undertaking in the maritime sector and the sentencing of a steel company after a serious workplace injury. Finally, we provide an update on the latest data on work fatalities.

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  • The Safe Side | Issue 23

    Vero Liability’s Statutory Liability insurance is not just about cover for health and safety matters, it also responds to unexpected and unintentional breaches of a wide range of laws that may result in the prosecution of a business. In this issue, we take a look at some recent examples of other statutory prosecutions under the Fair Trading Act, the Resource Management Act and somewhat unusually, the Biosecurity Act.

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