Keep informed with our health and safety updates, insights, and interviews.

Employers need to monitor driver fatigue | IMPAC health and safety 27

18 July, 2018

Following the death of a worker who likely fell asleep at the wheel after working 197.25 hours in a fortnight, employers are strongly encouraged to have a fatigue management programme in place. Read more

Are you Good4Work? | IMPAC health and safety 26

17 July, 2018

Good4Work is a free online workplace wellbeing tool. It’s been designed for small to medium-sized workplaces and those just getting started with workplace wellbeing. Read more

What’s mental health worth? | IMPAC health and safety 25

13 July, 2018

Last month, the New South Wales Government announced a $55 million investment in workplace mental health initiatives. Read more

How are we monitoring health and safety? | IMPAC health and safety 24

11 July, 2018

Does the question of meaningfully monitoring and reporting on health and safety performance remain problematic for many businesses? Francois Barton, executive director of the Business Leaders’ Health and Safety Forum, told Safeguard it does. Read more

Workers want evidence of safety | IMPAC health and safety 23

10 July, 2018

Dr Andrew Rae told the 2018 Safeguard conference that safety systems can actually reduce trust and undermine health and safety engagement. Read more

Don’t sound this alarm | IMPAC health and safety 22

6 July, 2018

A recent Consumer NZ smoke alarm test found that ionisation-type smoke alarms perform poorly. So poorly, in fact, that the watchdog called for retailers to pull them from their shelves. Read more

Concrete and confined spaces | IMPAC health and safety 21

3 July, 2018

This article was originally published in Concrete NZ’s Readymix News. Read more

Let’s talk about DPI | IMPAC health and safety 20

29 June, 2018

Discomfort, pain, and injury (DPI) while using computers is a health and safety risk for office workers. Read more

Health and safety in construction | IMPAC health and safety 19

28 June, 2018

Positive change is coming to health and safety in construction thanks to a new pan-industry body that represents all parts of the sector. This is what acting Construction Health and Safety New Zealand (CHASNZ) chief executive Jon Harper-Slade told Safeguard. Read more

$9,600 win after unfair dismissal | IMPAC health and safety 18

25 June, 2018

In case you missed it: earlier this year, a man who was fired for not wearing steel-capped shoes was awarded $9,600 for an unfair dismissal. Read more