A reminder that you are required to work with WorkSafe inspectors!
A Manawatu Dairy Farmer was fined $4,000 after deliberately obstructing inspectors from accessing his property during regional visits aimed at educating and upskilling farmers about hazardous substances.
"Our education work is critical to lifting health and safety performance and deliberately obstructing our inspectors from carrying out their work at any time makes no sense at all," WorkSafe said. Read more here.
And WHY is the handling of hazardous substances so important?!
Three organisations were fined after five contractors suffered chemical burns while disinfecting a property that had a suspected Mycoplasma bovis outbreak.
A number of contractors were taken to hospital after suffering minor or superficial burns to their arms, faces or hands as a result of contact with a chemical product.