In the last three months, four manufacturing companies have been sentenced under the Health and Safety at Work Act on charges for inadequately guarding machinery. So far this year, 11 manufacturing companies have been sentenced for machine guarding failures.
WorkSafe is reminding businesses to take their health and safety systems with them when they move or expand their operations before commencing operations. And to treat them as a priority during the move.
A trio of Dunedin inventors have secured a crucial contract to supply their medical emergency first-aid shelters to a large Australian distributor — and have some impressive Aussie businesses already signed up.
Celebrity lawyer Erin Brockovich has been making waves across the Tasman, accusing authorities of inaction over water contamination from firefighting foam, but the real homespun hero when it comes to the fallout from those chemicals, is less well-known.