Tag Archives: safety

Forestry industry backs safety findings

Forest owners in New Zealand say the independent panel investigating the industry’s appalling accident record has identified one of the big obstacles to improving safety standards. Source: Radio New Zealand
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A vested interest in safety

In New Zealand a former rugby league coach has adapted a piece of sporting equipment for the forestry sector in an effort to save lives. Sources: Radio New Zealand, 3News, TVNZ
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NZ forestry organizations appoint safety panel

Reeling from a horror year for safety in 2013, the forestry industry has appointed a panel to review the high number of serious and fatal injuries in the industry. Sources: Fairfax NZ News, Stuff NZ
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NZ safety standards in review

New Zealand Labour Minister Simon Bridges said prosecutions were “very likely” for forestry owners who breached safety standards. Source: The New Zealand Herald

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ForestTECH 2013 Safety and Steep Slope Harvesting

This year ForestTECH 2013 will be a first for the New Zealand and Australian forestry industry, as it will include two major forestry events over two days. Source: Timberbiz
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Renewed calls for NZ forestry safety

A union for workers in the wood industries welcomed a major development in the case for an inquiry into forestry safety. Sources: Scoop NZ, First Union, AAP, ASN
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Union backs inquiry into forest safety

The union for wood and forestry workers is backing calls for an inquiry into forestry safety as New Zealand MPs Darien Fenton and Denise Roche tabled a petition in parliament calling for the government to conduct an inquiry into health and safety in the forest industry. Source: Scoop
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New safety code without teeth and consultation

New initiatives to cut New Zealand’s horrific forestry sector accident rate have been announced, with the new code of practice setting out guidelines for complying with health and safety regulations. Sources: Otago Daily Times, The New Zealand Herald
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OH&S safety accord welcomed

An enthusiastic reception greeted the launch of the newly formed Forest Industry Safety Accord. Source: Institute of Occupational Health and Safety UK
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