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Workplace harassment, including sexual harassment, is a serious issue for New Zealand. It has become an emerging issue both in this country and overseas.


The international occupational health and safety management systems standard (OHSMS) identically adopted in New Zealand and Australia as AS/NZS ISO 45001, provides businesses with another option to reassure customers and stakeholders of their commitment to health and safety.


We're reminding businesses to take their health and safety systems with them when they move or expand their operations and to treat them as a priority during the move.

Media release

This technical bulletin is for owners and users of mobile stock loading ramps.


WorkSafe has recently been notified of two serious incidents involving cranes lowering and raising workers in tunnelling and shaft operations. There was no harm caused on either occasion, though the potential for serious injury or fatalities to occur was high.

Safety alert