Asbestos-containing materials are found in many building products in New Zealand. WorkSafe New Zealand has produced an Asbestos Toolkit, with a series of eight factsheets to help assess the hazard of asbestos and provide options on how it can be safely managed.
Every year hundreds of people are seriously injured at work because the machines they work on are not safe. We have a three-year project under way with the aim of reducing the number of workplace accidents involving unguarded and inadequately guarded machinery.
The New Zealand Mining Board of Examiners is consulting on the requirements for holders of Certificates of Competence (CoC) under the Health and Safety in Employment (Mining Operations and Quarrying Operations) Regulations 2013. Submissions close 5pm Thursday 13 November 2014.