Oct 15

Latest NZ work accident statistics released

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Nearly 200,000 claims for work-related injuries were made to ACC last year, new figures reveal. Statistics New Zealand figures show that in 2012, 180,000 claims were made for a work-related injury to the Accident Compensation Corporation (ACC). The provisional figures show the overall rate of injury claims was 93 claims for every 1000…

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Oct 1

ACC makes massive $4.9 billion surplus

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The Accident Compensation Corporation has reported a huge surplus of $4.9 billion, which is set to boost the Government’s books an extra $324 million boost. Speaking at release of its annual report, Chairwoman Paula Rebstock said the net surplus was $3.6 billion ahead of budget and would allow the corporation to reduce the…

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Aug 19

Worker Loses Constructive Dismissal Case

Posted by Dave Griffith

Wheelchair company technician Glen MacMillan has lost his Employment Relations Authority grievance claim for constructive and unjustified dismissal. He was employed by Seating to Go Limited (STGL), a provider of specialised wheelchair and seating assessment services for the Ministry of Health and ACC. His employers received a written complaint about a visit Mr MacMillan…

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Nov 6

Introduction to ACC Workplace Safety Management Practices Scheme (WSMP)

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Introduction The Workplace Safety Management Practices scheme (WSMP) is a nationally recognised standard in organisational Health and Safety. Through its ten critical elements it gives a good coverage of what an successful organisations need to have in place to exercise best practice health and safety in their workplace. This introductory course gives and…

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Jul 13

ACC signals reduced levy rates

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ACC is proposing reduced levy rates for the 2012/13 financial year thanks to ACC’s improved performance. In 2008/09 ACC disclosed a $4.8 billion deficit for the year and that came on top of a $2.4 billion deficit the year before. This was a trend that couldn’t be allowed to continue. The Board therefore…

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Jul 10

Health and Safety – Contractor Management

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Introduction Managing contractors is a full-on business and then there is health and safety. That little piece of compliance legislation with a sting in the tail for unsuspecting players. For many companies and organisations who engage contractors, the health and safety side of things can often been left to one side. Often there…

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