A number of New Zealand and joint Australian/New Zealand standards have been incorporated by reference into new safety guides for the mining industry.
With workplaces typically including a wide range of activities that could result in hand injuries, how do employers fulfil their legal obligation to control the underlying hazards? Australia and New Zealand Standard AS/NZS 2161.1:2000 for protective work gloves provides a good starting point. It recommends the development of a hand and arm protection programme.
A University of Canterbury designed Springfree trampoline has won the Best of the Best prize in one of the world’s largest product competitions, the 2014 international Red Dot Awards.
ISO and IEC are revising ISO/IEC Guide 50, Safety aspects – Guidelines for child safety in standards. The joint WHO/UNICEF World Report on Child Injury Prevention identifies unintentional injury as the leading cause of death for children over the age of 5.