Health and Safety

Employers play crucial role in supporting employee mental health
An alarming number of suicides in New Zealand are work related and a recent report by WorkSafe highlights the crucial role that employers play in creating safe working environments....
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Adventure and adrenaline – new regulations
New regulations have been introduced that broaden WorkSafe’s powers and impose new obligations on...
New WorkSafe guidelines to promote mentally healthy work
WorkSafe New Zealand has been consulting on new health and safety guidelines for persons...
Court issues Whakaari/White Island Health and Safety conviction
Whakaari Island’s eruption back in December 2019 was catastrophic, killing 22 people and injuring...
Tripping on drug policies
Drugs and alcohol pose a major health and safety risk to employers, particularly those...
Jail sentence for workplace cover-up of health and safety incident
A pair of brothers are currently being sentenced for covering up a workplace incident,...
H&S Representatives and Committees: new requirements for PCBUs
The Health and Safety at Work (Health and Safety Representatives and Committees) Amendment Act...
Pause for thought
Full disclosure, I talk about menopause in this piece. If that makes you squirm,...
Crossing the ditch: it’s not all bubbly  
Ever since the long-promised Trans-Tasman travel bubble became a reality on 19 April 2021,...
ACC sets aside $22 million for reducing work-related injuries
ACC has announced that in February 2019 small to medium businesses will be able...
Builder fined under the Health and Safety at Work (Asbestos) Regulation
A Christchurch builder has been fined under the Health and Safety at Work (Asbestos)...
Employer’s duty to protect the mental wellbeing of employees
Mental health is currently the primary cause of lost working days in the majority...
Volunteer associations to be excluded from Health and Safety at Work Act duties
A new Bill has been introduced to the House that intends to amend the...