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The ‘Swiss Cheese’ model

In 1990 James Reason introduced the world to the Swiss Cheese model of accident causation.  This now forms the basis of most risk modelling. In Reason’s representative framework each layer […]

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Protect yourself in five ways from Skin Cancer

Be SunSmart this summer at work

Employers have a duty of care to protect their workers. With the recent changes to New Zealand’s Health and Safety legislation there is an increasing emphasis on minimising risk in […]

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Anaemia and iron deficiency

Anaemia (or anemia) is a low red blood cell count. Iron deficiency and loss of blood are thought to be the most common causes. However conditions such as folate, vitamin […]

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Measuring the cost of drug abuse

In 2016 the Ministry of Health published the first NZ Drug Harm Index. It is an attempt to quantify the damage caused by illicit drugs along three axies: personal harm, […]

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Standing desks – do you or don’t you?

No doubt about it – standing desks are all the rage. Furthermore, prices have come down so much over the past few years that they are even considered the default […]

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Sleep Day

Sleep Day. Yes, that’s a thing now. “Approximately half of us never, or rarely, wake feeling refreshed in the morning.  We also have difficulty getting back to sleep when we […]

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Health and safety representatives

Is there a need for a Health and Safety Representative (HSR) in my company? Under Section 61 of the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015 (accessible here) the answer is […]

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Breast cancer awareness

Around 3000 NZ women and 20 men are diagnosed with breast cancer every year. Early detection is crucial. A study released in 2015 revealed a 34% reduction in the rate of death […]

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111 for those with hearing or speech difficulties

Do you have difficulty hearing or talking on the phone? If so, then you are eligible to register for a text message system to connect you directly to emergency services. […]

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What really happened?

What caused the accident? A common problem with accident investigations is that they stop as soon as the immediate cause (eg an unsafe action) is identified. This produces endless calls for improved […]

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The ‘Swiss Cheese’ model

In 1990 James Reason introduced the world to the Swiss Cheese model of accident causation.  […]

Read More…

Protect yourself in five ways from Skin Cancer

Be SunSmart this summer at work

Employers have a duty of care to protect their workers. With the recent changes to […]

Read More…

Anaemia and iron deficiency

Anaemia (or anemia) is a low red blood cell count. Iron deficiency and loss of […]

Read More…

Close up of young people taking and tasting white pills

Measuring the cost of drug abuse

In 2016 the Ministry of Health published the first NZ Drug Harm Index. It is […]

Read More…

Man working at a Standing Desk

Standing desks – do you or don’t you?

No doubt about it – standing desks are all the rage. Furthermore, prices have come […]

Read More…

Sleep Day

Sleep Day. Yes, that’s a thing now. “Approximately half of us never, or rarely, wake […]

Read More…

Health and Safety Representative Image

Health and safety representatives

Is there a need for a Health and Safety Representative (HSR) in my company? Under […]

Read More…

Breast cancer awareness

Around 3000 NZ women and 20 men are diagnosed with breast cancer every year. Early […]

Read More…

111 for those with hearing or speech difficulties

Do you have difficulty hearing or talking on the phone? If so, then you are […]

Read More…

What really happened?

What caused the accident? A common problem with accident investigations is that they stop as […]

Read More…

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