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Early Morning Shop leads to Health and Safety Nightmare

Written by Alison Maelzer on October 26th, 2012.

Many of us know that supermarket shopping with children can be a trying experience.  However, a trip to Lower Hutt Pak n’ Save became something of an early-morning nightmare for a father and his 10 year old son late last year.  The two were at the supermarket at opening time, 6am, and were going about their shopping when...
 
 

Major Workplace Health and Safety review and consultation

Written by Alison Maelzer on October 26th, 2012.

New Zealand has one of the highest workplace death rates in the OECD.  For the first time in twenty years, a significant review of New Zealand’s entire workplace health and safety system is underway.  An independent, specialist Taskforce has been set up to review the whole system of education, regulation, and enforcement, in an effort to address New Zealand’s comparatively poor health and safety record.  The rate of workplace fatalities and injuries in NZ is higher than that of the United Kingdom, Norway, Canada and Australia.  The Taskforce is to establish how to address this.
 
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