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Two NZ companies fined over inadequate machine guarding

Reported by Haydee | 05 Mar, 2018

WorkSafe New Zealand said that workplaces in the country have been required to adequately guard machinery since the Machinery Act 1950 came into force but expressed dismay that even after almost 70 years, fatalities, amputations, and injuries are still a reality for many workers.

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Proactive inspection on safety of store-based retailing

Reported by Haydee | 29 Nov, 2017

WorkSafe WA will conduct a proactive inspection campaign soon focusing on other store-based retailing outlets to improve safety within the industry. Inspectors will visit other store-based outlets to identify common safety risks and provide employers with information on how to comply with Occupational Safety and Health requirements.

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Grain cooperative fined after worker’s serious hand injury

Reported by Haydee | 27 Sep, 2017

The cooperative pleaded guilty to failing to provide and maintain a safe work environment and, by that failure, causing serious harm to an employee, and was fined in the Southern Cross Magistrates Court last week.

Company and director convicted and fined for second time in four years

Reported by Haydee | 17 May, 2012

Photo: WorkSafe Victoria An Epping-based business and its company director have been prosecuted over serious workplace health and safety charges for the second time in four years. The company and its director were convicted and fined a total of $124,000 after being charged under the Occupational Health and Safety Act over safety violations in August …

SA: Unsafe Plant Costs Baker Her Livelihood

Reported by Admin | 29 Sep, 2010

The absence of a simple interlock device in a plant has cost the livelihood of an experienced baker, the SA Industrial Court was told. A baking company pleaded guilty to breaching section 19(1) of the Occupational Health, Safety and Welfare Act 1986, having failed to provide plant in a safe condition and failed to provide …