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Safety Bulletins

AS/NZS 4760:2019 Oral Fluid Testing

The Drug Detection Agency (TDDA) NZ has recently advised that it now has a verified OFT device, a verified test transportation device, and here in NZ. TDDA can now provide Oral Fluid Testing (OFT) services in compliance with the AS/NZS 4760:2019 standard – News that has been eagerly awaited!

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Forest Worker – Road Travel Risk!

Every year the forest industry receives many reports on road crashes and near hits! Most do not result in fatalities or injuries, but some have, indicating a need for caution!

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Return to Work

An employer or manager who understands the ‘win – win’ benefits of Injury Management and RTW procedures will work hard to...

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Mandatory Observer – Changes!

In 2016, following a period of trial, PF Olsen introduced its mandatory observer policy. The policy was an appropriate response to managing risks in manual tree felling.

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AS/NZS 4760:2019 Oral Fluid Testing

Background – Standards Australia and New Zealand agreed to produce a combined Oral Fluid Testing (OFT) standard forming a Standards Review Committee in February 2015. That Committee’ s work has resulted in the release of AS/NZS 4760:2019 on 12th March 2019.

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Caution – Mechanic on Site!

Authorised Visitors and Service Providers. A mechanic was on site doing repairs to the hauler. While walking around the hauler he tripped over a stick and fell knee first onto the end of a log platform.

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Chainsaw Cuts and Kick-back!

A tree feller was clearing his escape route through some scrubby undergrowth. The chainsaw grabbed and kicked back cutting through his chaps and into his thigh.

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