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Silicosis risks not real for residents but dust management required

Fears about people living near quarries being exposed to dust that can cause the dangerous lung disease of silicosis have been dismissed by the National Health and Safety Council for... Read more about 'Silicosis risks not real for residents but dust management required'...

Rogue small quarries must shape up or be shut

The quarry industry and its health and safety organisation want a tougher approach taken this year to small quarries that continue to flout health and safety regulations. Read more about 'Rogue small quarries must shape up or be shut'...

A briefing on the extractives sector and health and safety

MinEx has prepared a paper as an introduction to the extractives sector for parliamentarians and officials, to encourage dialogue between industry and government necessary for good outcomes, and to outline... Read more about 'A briefing on the extractives sector and health and safety'...

Up to $8000 for women's leadership development

Building on the significant developmental momentum achieved earlier in the year, Women & Leadership New Zealand is administering a national initiative to support the development of female leaders across NZ’s... Read more about 'Up to $8000 for women's leadership development'...

NZ Fatality - truck driver killed with tipper fell on cab

Tragically, a truck driver was killed last week when his tipper body fell onto the cab of his truck while he was unloading in a Tauranga quarry. We do not know... Read more about 'NZ Fatality - truck driver killed with tipper fell on cab'...

You can help save lives

I still vividly remember attending my first fatality.A young electrician was electrocuted on a steel gantry. He had so much life ahead of him. Read more about 'You can help save lives'...

Mentoring builds confidence and results

Keri Harrison didn’t need much encouragement when her Southern Screenworks boss Brett Swain asked her if she’d mentor staff from other quarries who were preparing for oral exams.  Now she’s... Read more about 'Mentoring builds confidence and results'...

WorkSafe to become hazardous substances regulator

Changes to the way hazardous substances are managed will come into effect at the beginning of December with the new Hazardous Substances Regulations. Read more about 'WorkSafe to become hazardous substances regulator'...

MinEx encouraged by mentor response

MinEx chief executive Wayne Scott says the mentor programme for mine and quarry workers has been an instant success. Read more about 'MinEx encouraged by mentor response'...

Lack of sleep could affect your safety at work

Daylight Saving is a good time to check on the amount of sleep you are getting to keep yourself and others healthy and safe as you work, says WorkSafe Chief... Read more about 'Lack of sleep could affect your safety at work'...

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