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

WorkSafe’s asbestos guides

22 June, 2018

As Stuff reported last week, Christchurch's Court Theatre was found to be contaminated with asbestos. And last month, the Reserve Bank building in Wellington was evacuated after traces of asbestos were found on one level. Finding asbestos is common and knowing what to do is important to the health and safety of everyone involved. Read more

WorkSafe accepts enforceable undertakings

21 June, 2018

WorkSafe have announced that they have accepted enforceable undertakings from air conditioning and refrigeration company Airtech Limited, and vegetable packaging and marketing company NZ Hot House Limited, following an incident in July 2016 where workers were accidentally exposed to carbon monoxide. Read more

First ‘reckless’ charge results in AUD$900,000 fine

19 June, 2018

New South Wales’ first ever ‘reckless conduct’ offence has led to an AUD$900,000 fine against small quarry operator, Cudal Lime Products Pty Ltd. The company pleaded guilty following the 2014 death by electrocution of Judith Liehr, the partner of a quarry employee, Barry Perceval. Read more

Why is machine guarding still a problem in NZ?

14 June, 2018

Machine guarding isn’t a new concept for New Zealand businesses. We’ve been required to do so for almost 70 years. So why are we still getting it wrong, and why are fatalities, amputations, and injuries from machinery still a common occurrence? Read more

One day left to have your say

7 June, 2018

There’s just one day left to have your say on the Health and Safety at Work Strategy before submissions close at 5pm on Friday 8 June 2018. Read more

Safeguard a success

6 June, 2018

This year’s Safeguard conference was filled with stimulating health and safety conversations and presentations, insightful networking, and a tonne of photos in the giant IMPAC frame.   Read more

Spark rolls out Risk Manager

1 June, 2018

Yesterday marked Spark’s launch of Risk Manager, IMPAC’s leading health and safety software. Read more

See you at Safeguard

24 May, 2018

We're excited to see everyone at next week's Safeguard conference on 30 and 31 May and at the New Zealand Workplace Health & Safety Awards on the night of the 30th. Read more