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Australian ban a reminder for vigilance on silicosis risks

A New Zealand health and safety organisation says it supports the total ban by Australia on engineered stone because of silicosis risks.

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Multiple deaths and incidents show risks workers face

Two worker deaths last month involving vehicles, two serious incidents involving dangerous gasses and a serious injury incident the previous month are disturbing, says a health and safety organisation.

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America tolerates gun deaths, we tolerate workplace deaths

Kiwi ‘she’ll be right’ attitudes are a major factor in New Zealand’s high workplace death rate and match American tolerance for gun deaths, says the CEO of a health and...

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Quarries advised to review procedures after silicosis found

MinEx, the national Health and Safety Council for the extractives sector, says it is awaiting more information from WorkSafe about two chronic silicosis cases at an unidentified New Zealand quarry.

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Awards recognise women in extractives

Internationally recognised environmental work and an ability to roll up the sleeves and do any job, while mentoring others, were defining qualities of the winners of awards given out today...

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Media release - Nine years of risk and delays to extractive workers

Quarry and alluvial mine workers have faced nine years of risk through delays in new Government regulations, says Wayne Scott, CEO of the Mining Extractive Health & Safety Council MinEx.

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Media release - Extractive sector mourns loss of boundary-breaking woman

The loss to cancer of Te Kuiti-based mining engineer Kristy Christensen is being felt across the extractive sector, says the CEO of its health and safety organisation, MinEx.

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Media Release - MinEx produces guidance on Worker Exposure Standards

MinEx produces guidance on Worker Exposure Standards

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Workforce Development Strategy

Mito has released the Mining and Quarrying Workforce Development Strategy 2021.

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WorkSafe release the 12th edition of the WES & BEI indices special guide

The 12th edition of the Workplace Exposure Standards and Biological Exposure Indices special guide has been published.

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