Fruit and veg processor fined for amputations

Fruit and veg processor fined for amputations

Prepared Produce Limited has been fined $196,406.25 for six offences and ordered to pay $57,000 in reparation to three victims.

 

Breathing easy is a complicated process

Breathing easy is a complicated process

Choosing respiratory protection equipment is an important process that involves many factors.

The eyes have it

The eyes have it

Awareness, compliance and the right products can work prevent on-the-job eye injury

To industry and beyond - H&S in 2016

To industry and beyond - H&S in 2016

Next year will see the most significant changes to NZ’s health and safety regime in more than 20 years

New commitments for worker involvement

New commitments for worker involvement

The long-awaited Health and Safety at Work Act 2015 will significantly change the face of the New Zealand workplace.

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PPE

PPE is any clothing or equipment used by workers to reduce the chance that they will be harmed by something in their workplace. It covers all types of body cover, equipment and instrumentation that workers may wear, use or carry.

Access

All aspects of height, access and confined space safety will be covered, from regulations and training to the latest thinking on best practice and equipment.

HazMat

In this section we will cover topics relevant to hazardous substances. Having hazardous substances onsite or in transit means that workplaces have to consider many health and safety issues in depth and breadth.

Health

Occupational health can often be the bridesmaid to safety in the workplace, yet far more people die from occupational disease than workplace incidents.

Injury

The most common type of workplace injuries are sprains and strains with many industrial injuries being caused by slips and trips. This section will look at the most common causes of injuries, groups most at risk and prevention strategies.

Management

This broad area covers everything from safety strategies, training, recruitment, risk assessment to emergency planning. It is about creating the foundations for safer workplaces and working towards continually improving what systems are in place.

Environment

This section will concentrate on the workplace: the building, the worksite, the factory or warehouse and look at what safety infrastructure needs to be in place to make it a safe and secure environment.

Focus

In this section we will focus on a particular area of safety that our readers said they are interested in that requires more in depth analysis. This will include safety and security for SMEs, security and access solutions, machinery, transportation, fire and electrical dangers.