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WorkSafe NZ is calling on farmers and other rural businesses to treat health and safety as more than a compliance issue.
Recent news that roll bars will be mandatory on quads in Australia within 24 months prompts the question: what’s going to happen in New Zealand?
A Gore farm machinery company’s shoddy repairs to a tractor have landed it with a fine of $239,063 and reparations of $103,459 awarded to an injured farm worker.
Summer is a busy time on the farm, but it’s also among the most hazardous periods for accidents, says WorkSafe NZ
WorkSafe is warning employers that fatigue from long hours of work must not compromise worker safety.
The steps that lead to good business are the same as those that lead to good health and safety practices, says Al McCone, sector leader for agriculture at WorkSafe New Zealand.
Agriculture is the industry with the highest number of workplace fatalities – about 124 deaths since 2011, says WorkSafe chief executive Nicole Rosie.