This is Todd Conklin. He is an organisational psychologist, a globally renowned health and safety expert, and in my opinion, possibly the most important revolutionary thinker in the health and safety world right now.
View the below presentation - I promise you'll be pleased you did.
All credit for the presentation goes to the Business Leaders' Health and Safety Forum.
Safety gear is no good when it is sitting in your vehicle – and it needs to be used properly.
That is the lesson following the sentencing of Stumpmaster Limited today in the North Shore District Court. Stumpmaster was cutting down a palm tree from a property when a woman walked into the path of the falling tree. The victim suffered fractures and a laceration which required six days hospitalisation.
Two similar accidents involving the same plant at AFFCO’s Rangiuru meat processing plant two years apart are a prime example of a company not learning from its mistakes.
Today in the Tauranga District Court, AFFCO New Zealand Limited was sentenced over an incident in which a worker was caught by a spreader hook and dragged along the mutton chain in January 2016 – an incident that WorkSafe’s Acting Deputy General Manager Investigations and Specialist Services Simon Humphries describes as “concerningly similar” to one two years earlier when a worker was impaled through the head by a spreader hook
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