WorkSafe prosecution in childcare centre dead tree collapse case

WorkSafe prosecution in childcare centre dead tree collapse case

Late last year a tree collapsed at the Discoveries Educare Limited... read more

Late last year a tree collapsed at the Discoveries Educare Limited (Discoveries Educare) early learning centre in Auckland.  Both the...

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Health and Safety / September 26, 2019

ACC Offers $22 Million to SMEs For Safety Improvements

ACC Offers $22 Million to SMEs For Safety Improvements

ACC has announced it has set aside $22 million over five years... read more

ACC has announced it has set aside $22 million over five years in “workplace prevention” grants and “workplace injury” subsidies,...

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Health and Safety / January 24, 2019

Health and Safety Inspections and Improvement or Prohibition Notices – Case Review

Health and Safety Inspections and Improvement or Prohibition Notices – Case Review

A recent High Court decision has raised the importance of engaging... read more

A recent High Court decision has raised the importance of engaging with health and safety investigations and seeking legal advice...

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Health and Safety / March 21, 2019

Health and Safety Update: Sentencing Trends and Enforceable Undertakings

Health and Safety Update: Sentencing Trends and Enforceable Undertakings

The Health and Safety at Work Act 2015 (HSWA) came into force... read more

The Health and Safety at Work Act 2015 (HSWA) came into force on 4 April 2016, and since then, the...

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Health and Safety / March 21, 2019

Failures of Health and Safety consultants may lead to prosecution

Failures of Health and Safety consultants may lead to prosecution

Recent concerns have been raised by WorkSafe NZ in relation to... read more

Recent concerns have been raised by WorkSafe NZ in relation to the quality of the health exposure monitoring, by some...

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Health and Safety / April 17, 2019

Health and Safety Update: Is WorkSafe shifting its Focus on Officers and Directors?

Health and Safety Update: Is WorkSafe shifting its Focus on Officers and Directors?

The Health and Safety at Work Act 2015 (HSWA) introduced a positive... read more

The Health and Safety at Work Act 2015 (HSWA) introduced a positive duty on all company officers (including directors, partners,...

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Health and Safety / April 17, 2019

Falsifying Drug Tests and Saliva Testing

Falsifying Drug Tests and Saliva Testing

Falsifying Drug Tests Synthetic urine continues to be an ongoing... read more

Falsifying Drug Tests Synthetic urine continues to be an ongoing issue in the drug testing arena. Synthetic urine is a...

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Health and Safety / May 22, 2019

Private Prosecution Set to Proceed

Private Prosecution Set to Proceed

Private prosecutions may well be set to occur more regularly... read more

Private prosecutions may well be set to occur more regularly under the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015 (HSWA),...

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Health and Safety / May 22, 2019

Not proceeding: Health and Safety at Work (Volunteer Associations) Amendment Bill

Not proceeding: Health and Safety at Work (Volunteer Associations) Amendment Bill

Last year we discussed a Bill proposing to change the Health... read more

Last year we discussed a Bill proposing to change the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015 (Act) to exclude...

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Health and Safety / May 22, 2019

Focus shifts to upstream PCBUs

Focus shifts to upstream PCBUs

MMD Engineering Limited has been the first designer and manufacturer... read more

MMD Engineering Limited has been the first designer and manufacturer of machinery to be sentenced under the new Health and...

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Health and Safety / June 19, 2019