Mar 5

Workplace Harassment and Bullying

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Introduction Most workplaces have harassment and bullying policies in place. Many of these were written following the implementation of legislation such as the Human Rights Act, Health and Safety in Employment Act and Employment Relations Act. The emphasis for many of these policies was on sexual harassment and related inappropriate behaviour in the…

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Aug 18

Company fined after employee loses toes in wharf accident

Posted by Dave Griffith

Northland Stevedoring Services Limited has been fined $37,500 today following an accident at Northport Wharf, which resulted in an employee on his first day at work having three toes amputated. The company has also been ordered to pay $15,000 in reparation after the accident on 15 November 2010. The Whangarei District Court heard…

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Jul 14

Draft adventure tourism regulations released by DOL

Posted by Dave Griffith

Draft regulations to improve safety in the commercial adventure tourism and outdoor education industries are now available for consultation. Sitting under the Health and Safety in Employment Act, they will require all commercial adventure tourism and outdoor education operators in New Zealand who provide activities over a pre-determined risk level to be registered…

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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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Jun 7

Hazard Management for Supervisors and Managers

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Introduction Identifying and dealing with hazards in the workplace is at the heart of all excellent health and safety systems. This course is designed with supervisors and managers in mind. The content will be tailored to the work environment the trainees work in. Managers and supervisors have particular responsibilities under the Health and…

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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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