Displaying items by tag: WORKSAFE

Thursday, 08 February 2018 08:55

Farming’s appalling death rate

Agriculture is the industry with the highest number of workplace fatalities – about 124 deaths since 2011, says WorkSafe chief executive Nicole Rosie.

Published in General News
Friday, 10 November 2017 11:55

Safely managing hazardous substances

Fuels and chemicals are widely used on farms to help improve productivity, but there can be a cost to the health of you and your workers.

Published in Opinion
Thursday, 10 August 2017 16:10

Quad quandary over passenger rule

WorkSafe's recent statement that carrying a passenger on a single seat quad might be acceptable in exceptional circumstances – particularly when there is no other alternative – appears to be something of a hospital pass.

Published in Machinery & Products
Thursday, 25 May 2017 08:55

Disagreement over quad safety

The issue of death or serious injury from quad crashes never seems far from the headlines.

Published in General News
Friday, 28 April 2017 08:29

Is it correct to carry passengers on quads?

WorkSafe New Zealand has clarified the circumstances in which it is acceptable to carry passengers on single-seat quad bikes, in consultation with Federated Farmers, Beef + Lamb NZ, and DairyNZ.

Published in General News
Tuesday, 18 April 2017 14:55

The Loe-down on farm safety

Farmers who resent the attention of WorkSafe inspectors in their workplaces should remember that more people still die on NZ farms each year than are prosecuted for safety breaches.

Published in Agribusiness
Friday, 14 April 2017 13:55

Oz quad safety stoush in court

The war of words over quad bike safety in Australia has recently been elevated.

Published in Machinery & Products
Thursday, 10 November 2016 12:32

Muir advises: WorkSafe are getting tough

The time is up for famers to become health and safety compliant.

Published in General News

WorkSafe’s data from 2015 shows that experienced farmers carrying out routine jobs with vehicles are getting caught out.

Published in General News
Friday, 07 October 2016 09:55

Time to wake up and get safe!

While quad fatalities keep fuelling a media frenzy, it’s time to look at the broader picture and try to understand what makes our farms such dangerous places.

Published in Machinery & Products
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