The Safe Side | Issue 33
This month, we look at the prosecution of a horse racing business after a teenager was seriously injured in a fall on her first day at work. We also cover a sentencing for a non-injury incident that involved an excavator being dropped from a ship’s crane into the sea. In addition, we report on two overseas prosecutions that have relevance to New Zealand’s farmers and schools; and a Commerce Commission prosecution for failing to follow the rules when selling extended warranties.Read more
The Safe Side | Issue 32
The tragic deaths of two British tourists while off-roading in the South Island high country has led to a record fine for the tour company and a conviction for the Director. We cover the sentencing in this issue. In addition, we take a brief look at the concept of ‘health and safety by design’ as well as the duties imposed on designers by HASWA. We also have articles on two overseas prosecutions involving failures to manage risks that may not be top of mind for New Zealand companies when thinking about work health and safety – a failure to manage fatigue and injuries to workers exposed to hand and arm vibration for prolonged periods. Finally, we provide a link to new guidance on managing the risks of solar UV radiation when working outside.Read more
The Safe Side | Issue 31
Happy New Year from the VL health and safety team! In our first issue of the Safe Side for 2022, we look at two overseas prosecutions that resulted from failures in the safe handling of cattle. We also have articles on a recent methyl bromide exposure prosecution, an enforceable undertaking that was accepted by WorkSafe after a worker had his leg amputated in road working machinery and a summary of guidance for using bouncy castles after the horrific incident in Tasmania.Read more
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