Health and Safety and Pregnancy

Health and Safety and Pregnancy

What can an employer do when they become concerned about the... read more

What can an employer do when they become concerned about the health, safety or wellbeing of an expectant mother in...

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Health and Safety / January 21, 2021

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

Managing workplace mental health

Managing workplace mental health

Most organisations have health and safety plans in place that... read more

Most organisations have health and safety plans in place that identify physical hazards and their associated risks, but few adequately...

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Health and Safety / January 21, 2021

Managing Overlapping Health and Safety Duties

Managing Overlapping Health and Safety Duties

Health and safety duties can overlap within a contractual relationship.... read more

Health and safety duties can overlap within a contractual relationship.  We discussed this, and the cases coming through which highlight...

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Health and Safety / July 24, 2019

Employers required to give all reasonable assistance to WorkSafe

Employers required to give all reasonable assistance to WorkSafe

In a recent case, business owners have been reminded of their... read more

In a recent case, business owners have been reminded of their responsibility in working and co-operating with WorkSafe inspectors during...

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Health and Safety / February 23, 2021

Misleading WorkSafe a Bad Call

Misleading WorkSafe a Bad Call

WorkSafe has successfully prosecuted a farm company director... read more

WorkSafe has successfully prosecuted a farm company director who instructed an employee to lie to investigators. An employee suffered a...

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Health and Safety / August 19, 2019

Health and safety: Accident preparedness

Health and safety: Accident preparedness

Health and safety is an increased focus in the media, with reporting... read more

Health and safety is an increased focus in the media, with reporting on WorkSafe investigating a larger number of incidents...

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Health and Safety / February 23, 2021

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

PCBU or not?

PCBU or not?

A recent health and safety case raised an important question... read more

A recent health and safety case raised an important question  – can a PCBU relationship only arise when there is...

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Health and Safety / March 24, 2021