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  • The Safe Side | Issue 21

    Health and safety is often the butt of jokes about managing risks that are unlikely to ever result in harm or that will result in insignificant injuries like papercuts. But the reality is that scores of people are killed each year as a result of work activities and thousands more are seriously injured. In this issue, we cover one intervention that research shows can really make a difference in the agriculture sector – wearing a seatbelt on farm vehicles.

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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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