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Safe clean-up focus of WorkSafe inspectors’ Coast visit

1 May 2014 Cyclone Ita, which ravaged the West Coast recently, caused very few injuries and no fatalities.  WorkSafe New Zealand says that it is essential the clean-up doesn’t add to the injury list through the use of unsafe practices. WorkSafe’s Assessment Manager for Canterbury and the West Coast, Dave Hulston, says that his team […]

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NZ rebuild workers put safety first

12 May 2014 More than 350 Canterbury rebuild construction workers are spending the early hours of this morning learning about how to keep themselves and others from being seriously injured or killed while working around excavations. Excavations are a major component of the rebuild work and are one of WorkSafe’s top priority areas in Canterbury. […]

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Demolition increase highlights safety risk

16 April 2014 With residential demolitions in Christchurch set to increase between now and December, WorkSafe New Zealand is increasing its site inspections to ensure safety is a top priority. WorkSafe’s Canterbury Rebuild Health and Safety Programme Director, Kathryn Heiler, said today that she is concerned at the high hazard risk associated with demolition work. […]

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