Why is it that Agriculture on average only submits 4 to Construction’s 60 notifiable incident reports per month? Considering agriculture is New Zealand’s (and the world’s) most dangerous industry you’d think the ratio would be completely the other way around, right? Below are the graphs from Worksafe New Zealand in regards to this statistic for notifiable […]
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Introduction: When you have multiple properties and farm assets spread across 100’s of kilometres of the Waikato how do you best manage staff and contractor inductions and safety information on remote farm sites? The Problem: This was the challenge for Benjamin Hemi, head Health and Safety advisor for Tainui Holdings Group faced as he searched […]
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Zero Harm Farm has joined forces with a new co-operative of risk management specialists called – AgRiskGroup Do you need health and safety consulting, cloud based paperless compliance, ACC cost savings, specialist Ag human resources and legal advice but don’t know where to start or who to turn to? Accessing this new collective of linked […]
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The Health and Safety at Work (Hazardous Substances) Regulations 2017 come into force on December 1. They aim to reduce harm from work-related activities involving hazardous substances, such as diesel, pesticides, fertilisers and cleaning solutions. WorkSafe chief inspector Darren Handforth says farmers often underestimate the risks of using sprays and fertilisers. “Exposure to agrichemicals is […]
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Opinion: Mark Orr, GM: Zero Harm Farm After the first prosecution under the Health & Safety at work Act legal firm Chapman Tripp published this thought provoking summary. Read here – link My takeaways from this summary are: The decision highlights a certainty; that higher penalties will be imposed If found guilty a PCBU  appears to be expected […]
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