Thursday, 28 January 2016 07:00

Do your share to prevent mishaps on farm

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.

Published in Opinion
Friday, 25 September 2015 15:00

Workplace safety is for everyone

The Health and Safety Reform Bill got lots of media coverage about what does, and does not, constitute a high-risk industry.

Published in Opinion
Friday, 11 September 2015 15:00

Watch your back this spring

Sheep farmers busy with tailing/docking of lambs are being urged to take extra care of their backs.

Published in Management
Sunday, 06 September 2015 14:31

Myth busting all part of an inspector’s job!

Nick Barclay, from WorkSafe NZ says while much media focus is on quads, they are not the only problem. 

Published in Management
Saturday, 05 September 2015 14:24

New H&S rules not so scary...

While the Health and Safety legislation debate raged in Parliament, inspectors from WorkSafe NZ were out talking to farmers. One was Rural News reporter Peter Burke who owns a small ‘life sentence’ block in Horowhenua.

Published in Management
Saturday, 05 September 2015 08:17

Govt angers Andy

Labour leader Andrew Little says the Government should have sorted out the problems in the new Health and Safety bill during the select committee process and not dropped the changes on Parliament as it did.

Published in General News
Tuesday, 01 September 2015 11:02

Engage don’t enrage – Feds

Engage don't enrage: that’s the message to WorkSafe NZ from Federated Farmers. National president William Rolleston said this as the new Health and Safety Reform Bill was debated in Parliament last week.

Published in General News
Saturday, 15 August 2015 15:28

Calving raises risk of farm injuries

Dairy farm injuries rise during calving and WorkSafe is reminding farmers of the risks posed by livestock and vehicles.

Published in Agribusiness
Wednesday, 05 August 2015 06:36

Not just farmers who are responsible for H&S

If your workers do things outside the rules of your business and you’ve told them not to, then they will be held ultimately responsible for any incident, says Al McCone, programme manager agriculture, WorkSafe New Zealand.

Published in General News
Saturday, 23 May 2015 10:36

Sorting out a ‘bugger’s muddle’

Workplace safety Minister Michael Woodhouse has described the old legislation on workplace safety as a “bugger’s muddle”. 

Published in General News
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