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  • The Safe Side | Issue 20

    Most businesses aren’t overjoyed when a health and safety inspector turns up at their workplace, but it rarely pays to repeatedly refuse to cooperate with them. In this issue, we look at two individuals who were prosecuted for doing just that. We also cover the first enforceable undertaking accepted by Maritime New Zealand, where to find guidance on working in the heat and a recent prosecution by Auckland Council for RMA and Building Act offences.

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  • The Safe Side | Issue 19

    Welcome to the first issue of the Safe Side for 2021. We start the year by looking at two significant sentencings – the first as a result of the massive gas explosion that destroyed six houses in Christchurch in 2019, and the second a record fine for Ports of Auckland following the death of a worker.

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  • The Safe Side | Issue 18

    The eruption of Whakaari/White Island just over a year ago was seen by many New Zealanders as a “natural” disaster. However, WorkSafe has now filed criminal charges against 13 parties involved in operations on the Island in what will likely be some of the most significant health and safety prosecutions in New Zealand’s history.

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