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Workplace Bullying and Intimidation – A Health & Safety Perspective

Workplace Bullying and Intimidation – A Health & Safety Perspective

Many employers make the mistake of focusing only on hazards or risks that pose a threat to the physical harm of workers, as this is often very visible and easily identifiable. However, hazards and risks that threaten mental harm should not be overlooked, including bullying, harassment and intimidation in the workplace. The Health and SafetyRead more about Workplace Bullying and Intimidation – A Health & Safety Perspective[…]

Emergency Preparation: Is your Workplace Ready for an Emergency?

Emergency Preparation: Is your Workplace Ready for an Emergency?

In New Zealand we are faced with many risks both work related and personally when a disaster may hit our workplace, homes and loved ones. This may come in many forms such as an earthquake as we have seen in Christchurch and Kaikoura, from an on-road accident or an accident in the workplace. When youRead more about Emergency Preparation: Is your Workplace Ready for an Emergency?[…]

Contractor Prequalification: An Effective Safety Strategy

Contractor Prequalification: An Effective Safety Strategy

Having a program in place to assess the quality of your contractor’s health and safety systems and culture is important to ensure that only contractors who can prove that they meet your organisation’s standards for safety will be allowed to undertake a contract for your business or set foot on your worksites. In addition toRead more about Contractor Prequalification: An Effective Safety Strategy[…]

Darwin Had a Theory – Protect your business from your employees!

Darwin Had a Theory – Protect your business from your employees!

Yes, it’s that magical time of year again when the Darwin Awards are bestowed in America, honouring the least evolved among us. The following was an honourable mention in last year’s awards: “When a man attempted to siphon gasoline from a motor home parked on a Seattle street by sucking on a hose, he gotRead more about Darwin Had a Theory – Protect your business from your employees![…]