New technology to ensure safety of Kiwi firefighters

Reported by Haydee | 16 Aug, 2016

Several incidents involving firefighting fatalities show that inadequate communication while working in fire grounds can cost the safety of emergency personnel and may contribute to the injuries and death of firefighters.

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Company fined for electrician’s burn injuries

Reported by Haydee | 21 Jul, 2016

A WA company has been fined $60,000 for exposing a worker to a hazard during an arc flash incident at Atlas Iron’s Wodgina iron ore project in Pilbara.

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Farmers reminded to protect themselves from leptospirosis

Reported by Haydee | 04 Jul, 2016

In New Zealand, farmers are being urged to take extra precaution when working around animals following a spike in cases of leptospirosis in Northland. They are also urged to vaccinate their livestock.

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Safety inspection to focus on waste and recycling industry

Reported by Haydee | 29 Jan, 2016

Inspections will focus on operational priority areas of manual tasks, machine guarding, mobile plant and vehicle movement, falls from height, electricity, hazardous substances and slips, trips and falls.

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Beijing to raise work safety standards

Reported by Haydee | 04 Jan, 2016

It will push factories to upgrade to raise work safety standards. Companies who will not comply will have to face penalties.