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  • The Safe Side | Issue 17

    This month we revisit the Pike River Mine desaster - an event which led to a massive shake up in health and safety regulation in New Zealand. We also look at the ongoing problem of serious injuries and deaths amonst new workers, the risks of working from home and a prosecution that could have been avoided by picking up the phone and calling WorkSafe. Finally, we cover the sentencing and record fine resulting from the Dreamworld prosecution in Australia.

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  • The Safe Side | Issue 16

    One of the most challenging aspects of health and safety is that risk is rarely static. Like the work environment, it constantly changes in small or significant ways. In this issue, we look at some actions a business can take to manage these changes and minimise the likelihood that they will result in harm to workers.

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  • The Safe Side | Issue 15

    When four people were killed on what should have been a fun-filled day out at Dreamworld, it captured headlines around the globe. Ardent Leisure Limited, the owners of Dreamworld, have now pleaded guilty to three charges laid by the Queensland health and safety regulator. We look at the background to the tragedy in this issue.

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