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"Well, I think there has been a lot of changes" - Changes in health and safety in the Forestry sector (PDF 325 KB)

TYPE:  Report
TOPIC:  Logging, Manual tree felling

This report discusses changes to injury and fatality rates, particularly since 2013, before analysing how changes came about and what drove these. It considers the role that forestry owners, contractors, crews, unions and WorkSafe played in bringing about improved practice on the ground, and discusses what could be improved in the future.

978-0-908336-74-6 (print) 978-0-908336-75-3 (onlin

Exemption for Naylor Street Auto Services (1997) Ltd from provisions of Health and Safety at Work (Hazardous Substances) Regulations 2017 (PDF 127 KB)

TYPE:  Exemption
TOPIC:  Hazardous substances

WorkSafe has granted an exemption (SEP2005) to Naylor Street Auto Services (1997) Ltd from compliance with regulation 11.22 of the Health and Safety at Work (Hazardous Substances) Regulations 2017 in relation to the separation distance between the cylinder filling station and retail building at 101 Naylor Street, Hillcrest, Hamilton.

"Healthy on the outside, sick on the inside" - Work-related health in forestry (PDF 297 KB)

TYPE:  Report
TOPIC:  Bullying, Fatigue, Health monitoring, Stress, Violence, Work-related health

This report looks at the health risks associated with working in forestry, such as noise, vibration, musculoskeletal disorders, psychosocial issues, and fatigue. It then discusses how New Zealand forestry employers (both contractors and forest owners) address these, and where responses could be improved.

978-0-908336-90-6 (print) 978-0-908336-91-3 (onli

"There’s silviculture and there’s logging – that’s two industries” (PDF 2.3 MB)

TYPE:  Report
TOPIC:  Corporate, Logging, Manual tree felling

This report looks at the differences and similarities between two of forestry’s subsectors – silviculture and harvesting. The two subsectors are viewed as being distinct groups, with silviculture receiving significantly less focus than harvesting. However, it was evident that whilst there are difference, there are also many similarities in the health and safety issues for the two groups, and with silviculture often being a pathway to harvesting for workers – a focus on silviculture is warranted in the future.

978-0-908336-94-4 (print) 978-0-908336-95-1 (onlin