New WorkSafe Guidance – Violence in the health and disability sector

New WorkSafe Guidance – Violence in the health and disability sector

WorkSafe New Zealand has published a new Good Practice Guide... read more

WorkSafe New Zealand has published a new Good Practice Guide titled “Violence in the health and disability sector” (Guide). The...

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Health and Safety / August 21, 2020

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

COVID-19 and health and safety reporting

COVID-19 and health and safety reporting

Under the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015 (HSWA), notifiable... read more

Under the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015 (HSWA), notifiable events must be reported. Whether positive COVID-19 tests are...

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Health and Safety / September 25, 2020

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 –Directors in the spotlight again

Health and Safety –Directors in the spotlight again

WorkSafe and the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) have charged... read more

WorkSafe and the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) have charged a director under the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015...

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Health and Safety / September 25, 2020

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

Farm fatalities on the rise

Farm fatalities on the rise

A tragic total of four farm fatalities were notified to WorkSafe... read more

A tragic total of four farm fatalities were notified to WorkSafe in September this year, involving tractors in Te Kuiti...

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Health and Safety / October 22, 2020

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

The Cannabis Referendum and Impairment

The Cannabis Referendum and Impairment

While we await the result, the nationwide discussion generated... read more

While we await the result, the nationwide discussion generated by the cannabis referendum has prompted many employers to look beyond...

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Health and Safety / October 22, 2020

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