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  • The Safe Side | Issue 08

    The Health and Safety at Work Act (HASWA) has very broad coverage. This includes placing extensive duties on some designers, manufacturers, suppliers and importers of plant, substances and structures. We begin this issue by looking at the first prosecution for a contravention of these duties.

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  • The Safe Side | Issue 07

    The key duties under the Health and Safety at Work Act (HASWA) relate to managing risks and the potential for harm from work. This means WorkSafe may prosecute even if no one is hurt. In this issue, we look at a recent prosecution that arose after workers were repeatedly exposed to a high risk of serious injury, but no injury occurred.

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  • The Safe Side | Issue 06

    There’s no doubt that health and safety prosecutions are costing businesses more than ever before. In earlier issues of The Safe Side, we’ve covered the rising costs of fines and reparations. In this issue, we look at the potential for increasing orders for regulator costs.

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