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Edition #27: Four Big Challenges of Managing Your Industrial Workplace

Managers who oversee teams commonly face several challenges related to productivity and communication. Knowing how to recognise these challenges and...

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Edition #26: Construction Site Safety Hazards and How to Address Them

These stringent workplace safety guidelines are designed to ensure the health and safety of workers and the public from the most common construction...

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Edition #23: Manual Handling and Your Responsibilities

Like many people out there, we’re sure you do not give manual handling much thought. However, if you work in a warehouse or similar, then you are...

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Edition #22: Protecting Visitors In A Workplace

Your workplace is going to have visitors. It’s inevitable. Whether it’s a client, a contractor or a personal visit, at some point or another, someone...

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Edition #21: Heavy Lifting In The Workplace

We’ve all heard the advice: “lift with your knees” and “keep your back straight” when lifting heavy objects, but is this an adequate enough to...

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Edition #20: Noise In Manufacturing

Many manufacturing processes, machinery, and equipment produce high noise levels, which can lead to hearing problems.   How Do You Know When Noise Is...

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Edition #13: Creating A Healthy Workplace

What Are Stress And Fatigue? There are many definitions of stress & fatigue, and many theories about it. No definition or theory of ‘stress’ or...

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Edition #12: Warehouses and Factories. How to set up an Earthquake Emergency Plan; on Paper, Online, or using a Safety App

I am updating the Emergency plan for our business and we are all wondering about when an earthquake strikes and you have people working in a...

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Edition #11: Cleaning A Warehouse In A Commercial Building

Keeping your warehouse flooring clean and tidy requires special equipment and some regimented cleaning procedures. When the trucks start moving and...

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Edition #10: Our New Year’s Resolution: We Want You Home Safe. Every Day.

End of year holidays are coming soon. We look forward to sunny days, rest,  relaxation, and fun. Whether your idea of fun is having a good sleep in,...

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Edition #9: Which Matting do I Need, Anti-Fatigue or Anti-Slip?

The short answer is that you might need both. Many workers suffer from pain and health problems caused by standing on hard floors. Workplace slips...

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Edition #8: Lift & Shift. The Right Equipment for the Job

Heavy, too large, awkward to grasp or carry. Stretching up, bending down or twisting to work or lift, increases the risk of injury. That’s when...

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Edition #7: Dangerous Goods – Explosive, Corrosive, Flammable and Poisonous. Manage Them Safely by Addressing These 3 Aspects

Beirut, August 4th 2020. Chemicals seized from a ship in 2014 because of their known danger and left to rot in a port warehouse. The inevitable...

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Edition #6: Traffic Management And Pedestrian Segregration

Mobile plant and pedestrians don’t (or shouldn’t) mix. A NZ company was sentenced in March for a fatality because ‘there should have been an enforced...

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Edition #5: 3 Cost-Effective Ways To Keep Your Workplace Warm In A New Zealand Winter

According to WorkSafe New Zealand, thermal comfort describes whether a person feels too hot, too cold, or just right. It’s often a challenge to keep...

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Edition #3: 16 Workplace Hazards And 3 Steps To Safety

With 75 workplace fatalities in NZ for 2019, it’s time to identify workplace hazards and minimise their risks. While the definition of hazard is ’a...

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Edition #1: Summer- 4 Factors To Check For A Cooler Warehouse

How do I keep my warehouse cool?   Factor 1: Temperature The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) recommends a summer temperature...

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