Reforms to New Zealand’s workplace safety laws

Reported by Haydee | 04 Mar, 2016

New Zealand – A new health and safety law is set to come into force 4 April 2016 in New Zealand. The Health and Safety and Safety at Work Act is part of the “Working Safer: a blueprint for health and safety at work”.

Workplace safety laws information sessions

Reported by Haydee | 19 Feb, 2013

In addition to SafetyCulture’s report on the breakfast forum in March, SafeWork SA is conducting several regional information sessions to assist workers and businesses with South Australia’s adoption of nationally harmonised workplace safety laws on 1 January 2013. Berri – Berri Resort Hotel, Riverview Drive Tuesday 5 March 2013, from 5:30 to 7:30pm Mt Gambier …

Company fined over forklift accident

Reported by Haydee | 30 May, 2012

A food distribution business in Adelaide was fined $73,000 over a forklift accident which seriously injured a worker. The worker sustained serious injuries in 2009 when a forklift he was driving tipped over as it struck a loose metal grate. ABC news reports that the worker was trapped under the forklift and suffered leg injuries, …

Earthmoving company fined after worker had his arm ripped

Reported by Haydee | 03 Apr, 2012

An earthmoving company was fined $105,000 after a worker lost his arm when he got caught up in a rock-crushing machine. The victim was with the company for only three months when his hand was torn off in a workplace accident in August 2009. Ninemsn reports that the victim was working alone at the Jaegers …

Abattoir fined after process worker endures severe hand injury

Reported by Haydee | 14 Dec, 2011

A meat processor based in Adelaide Hills was convicted and fined by the Industrial Court after a teen worker was injured while doing holiday work. The company pleaded guilty to violating workplace safety laws in their failure to ensure the safety of their employee. SafeWork investigation revealed that the victim was employed as a process …