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Safety Bulletins

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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Four Point Harness Systems

With the significant increase in steep slope harvesting occurring around the world, manufacturers of forestry machines are looking to ensure operators are kept safe in the event of a machine rollover.

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Helmets with Chin Straps

Helmets are an integral piece of safety equipment required by forestry workers in our country. They prevent untold minor and more serious injuries to wearers every year.

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Minor Injury – Return to Work

The medical consensus and research shows that remaining at work on light (alternative) duties may be best and that our health and welfare are generally improved by staying at work during our recovery.

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Truck Rollovers – What's Up!

“Logging trucks rolling down our rural roads and terrifying our residents” This comment was heard on a recent radio program (Oct. 2018) and was about the current situation in Northland, however, the comments reflect a growing sentiment for logging transport in every region.

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Serious Harm – Breaking-out!

A breaking-out team of 3 had just completed a line change. The head breaker-out (HBO) positioned himself 17-meters behind the block as he observed the tail rope passing through before re-starting extraction.

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Live Power Lines and Fatigue!

What happens when a safety conscious machine operator, recovering from a two week-long illness, works 9 hours in a high-risk, high-concentration task?

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