Farmers interested in learning to reduce the risk of accidents with machinery are encouraged to visit the WorkSafe team at Mystery Creek.
He was an imposing force on the rugby field and now ex-All Black great and rugby icon Richard Loe wants farmers to stand up and take notice about safety.
There's the last of the summerfruit is to be harvested, but everyone's tired – bringing a heightened risk of accidents in growing operations.
Regardless of whether the accident is work related or not, when a child dies in an accident on farm, it's often an avoidable tragedy.
WorkSafe has launched a myth-busting series taking aim at the top 10 tall tales doing the rounds about improving health and safety on New Zealand farms.
The current workplace health and safety law has been in place since 1992 and the responsibilities of those in charge of a workplace have not substantially changed since that time.
Overly officious inspectors and difficulty finding the time to do paperwork are coloring farmers’ impressions of WorkSafe NZ, according to farmers.
Any farmer unlucky enough to have an employee, visitor or family member seriously injured onfarm should call their lawyer as soon as the injured person is on their way to hospital.
Workplace Relations Minister Michael Woodhouse recently described the existing workplace safety legislation a ‘bugger’s muddle’.