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Earlier this year we consulted on proposed changes to 15 Workplace Exposure Standards (WES) and 17 biological exposure indices (BEI) as part of ongoing WorkSafe consultation on, and review of, chemicals and their effects on workers. You may know about WES and BEI or heard other people talk about them – here is a brief explanation of what they are and why they are so important.

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This technical bulletin highlights the importance of inspection and maintenance to reduce fire risks in all plant and equipment in extractive operations.

Bulletin

This bulletin provides guidance about reverse profile diving during occupational diving operations. It has been developed in consultation with the Diving Industry Advisory Group (DIAG). It updates information first shared by DIAG in 2017.

Bulletin

This bulletin provides guidance about bounce diving during occupational diving operations. It has been developed in consultation with the Diving Industry Advisory Group (DIAG).

Bulletin

WorkSafe New Zealand has accepted an enforceable undertaking from Trojan Holdings Limited, following an incident at the Cromwell Transfer Station in June 2017 where a worker fell into the waste hopper and sustained serious injuries.

Media release

There have been two recent near-miss incidents involving operations above historic underground workings. In both cases, underground voids were unexpectedly revealed when the surface caved into the void underneath working machinery.

Safety alert

If your workers are operating at height, you must make sure they’re able to work safely according to WorkSafe in the wake of a sentencing decision released by the Hamilton District Court today.

Media release