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Almost 50 years after New Zealand businesses working in and around construction were first made aware of the risks of asbestos, removal of the cancer causing material is still not being managed effectively.

Media release

There have been two recent incidents involving remote control unit failure in mining and quarrying operations that WorkSafe wishes to bring to the attention of the sector. There was no harm caused in either occasion but the potential is high for injuries should recommended steps below not be followed.

Safety alert

This bulletin provides information about a recent forestry death. Learning from accidents can help prevent future fatalities. WorkSafe thanks the family of the forestry worker for their support with sharing these details.

Bulletin

The Government’s draft strategy for improving the health and safety of New Zealand workers over the next 10 years has been released, with submissions now being called for, says Minister for Workplace Relations and Safety, Iain Lees-Galloway.

Media release

Safety alert: Following an incident this year, we are concerned that the 12mm polycarbonate screens used as log intrusion protection in machinery may not be adequate.

Safety alert