Jul 15

Tegel pleads guilty after worker loses finger tip in mincer

Posted by Dave Griffith

Tegel Foods has admitted a workplace safety breach after a female employee had her finger tip severed in a mincing machine. The Department of Labour brought the prosecution in a sitting of the Christchurch District Court at Nga Hau e Wha marae today before Judge Stephen Erber. Sentencing is set down for the…

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Jul 6

Forestry worker seriously injured in “safe area”

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A Hokitika forestry worker was off work for months with debilitating spinal fractures, bruising and kidney injuries after he was hit by a log while in a designated safe area. His employer, Thomas Logging Limited was today fined $17,000 in the Greymouth District Court and ordered to pay reparations of $20,000 following the…

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Jul 4

Introduction to Health and Safety

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Introduction Health and Safety is a non-negotiable part of our working landscape. With fines for breaches of the health and safety in employment act on the rise it is vital that organisations of all sizes ensure that their staff have a firm understanding of the principles of good health and safety management. Increasingly…

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May 30

Introduction to Hazard Management

Posted by Dave Griffith

Introduction  Identifying and dealing with hazards in the workplace is at the heart of all excellent health and safety systems. This course is designed for all staff and is tailored to whichever style of work environment they operate in. Content Staff will lapse into a catatonic state as we read together the entire health…

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