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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 #25: Warehouse Efficiency – How To Use Storage To Improve Efficiency And Safety In The Workplace

The age-old saying “Time is Money” has never been more true, as we live in a time of great expense and we’re faced with fast-paced competitors at...

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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 #19: Ways to Minimize your Environmental Impact

Can you look back and think of a time when the state of the environment wasn’t a topic on nearly everyone’s lips? It seems to this author, that apart...

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Edition #15: New Zealand Post International – A Case Study

It is hard not to know who New Zealand Post are, but for those who have been living in the mountains and have no clue, New Zealand Post has been...

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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 #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 #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 #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 #2: Which Came First The Pallet Or The Forklift?

We often take for granted that we live in a complex world made possible through world-class logistics. Pallets, boxes, and forklifts make it all...

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