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Paper cuts don’t equal workplace hazards, and other myths around health and safety reforms debunked and demystified. Myth one: The new health and safety (H&S) law won’t apply to small businesses. False: It applies to all businesses in New Zealand, regardless of size. But it doesn’t necessarily mean that your business will need to do anything
WorkSafe NZ identifies asbestos exposure as the leading cause of death from workplace related disease. In line with their plan to reduce workplace related health risks the new asbestos regulations come into effect April 4th 2018. One of the important requirements under the new Health and Safety at Work (Asbestos) Regulations 2018 mean if you
It’s a myth that small businesses are exempt from health and safety laws — the new rules apply to all businesses, large and small, high risk and low risk. You and your workers must all be involved in keeping people safe and healthy at work. For some, this means there is effective communication throughout the business.
New rules are coming on how to manage the risks if your workplace deals with hazardous substances. Use our 10-step guide to make sure you and any workers are ready — and know how to stay safe and healthy when dealing with these substances. When: 1 December 2017 What: New laws on the safe handling
The survey report has just been released and presents an illuminating picture of the current state of workplace health and safety professionals in New Zealand. Both businesses and health and safety professionals were invited to take part and Health and Safety Association of New Zealand (HASANZ) had a fantastic response, with more than 700 people
Emotional intelligence quotient (EQ) refers to the ability to perceive, control and evaluate emotions. It is a measurable component of who we are, just as IQ is. The concept and criteria for EQ have been studied for decades. And now many experts believe that a person’s EQ may be more important than their IQ and
New Zealand is known for amazing diversity of landscape, breathtaking scenery, which attracts people from throughout the world who look for worklife balance and a great quality of living. We receive a lot of job applications from overseas candidates wanting to work and live in our beautiful country. Getting a job in a new country
Do I need to have training? If you want to be able to use the new functions and powers available to Health and Safety Representatives (HSR) under the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015 (HSWA), such as Provisional Improvement Notices (PINs) or cease unsafe work, you need to be trained. Training is really useful