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Fond farewell to Libi Carr

It is with sadness that we farewell Libi, our Project Officer, from the Charter. Libi has been an integral part of the Charter's success over the past four years and the Charter team and Board would like to take this opportunity to thank Libi and reflect on her great...

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Commemorating Workers Memorial Day

On Saturday 28 April, we joined many others in commemorating Workers Memorial Day – a time to remember those who have lost their lives at work. We heard from a range of speakers on the theme of ‘Organised Workplaces are Safer Workplaces’ – including the Hon Megan...

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Asbestos regulations now in full effect

Asbestos continues to be the biggest cause of workplace fatalities in New Zealand. Almost 50 years after New Zealand businesses working in and around construction were first made aware of the risks of asbestos, the cancer causing material is still not being managed...

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Fighting noise-induced hearing loss

Hearing loss is permanent. Once the damage is done, there's no cure. Give your ears a battering today and you might not notice any effects tomorrow. But noise-induced hearing loss is caused by repeated exposures to loud noise over many years. Noise is a particular...

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Talking body stressing with Cornerstone Building

The Safety Charter team - Julie Forde, GM and Libi Carr, Project Officer - recently made a visit to Cornerstone Building to talk manual handling and heavy lifting. The Cornerstone team are currently working on a large project building a church. They are getting ready...

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10 tips to stay well this winter

Winter is fast approaching - check out these tips from the Ministry of Social Development to help keep you and your family healthy through winter: Have the influenza vaccination. For some people the flu vaccine is free. Wash your hands. Winter illnesses are easily...

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Great turn out for our Charter mental wellness event

It was great to see over 150 of you at our successful mental wellness breakfast event in April. We had positive feedback from members on how engaging the speakers were and how the topic and content was really valuable. Our keynote speaker was Lance Burdett, Director...

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Charter HSR Leadership Group full steam ahead

Following our very successful HSR breakfast event in March, the HSR Leadership Group is full steam ahead delivering on their work programme for 2018. With several of our HSR’s indicating they’d like to be more active within the Charter, we’re looking forward to...

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