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Hui for forestry safety in NZ

Following three deaths and two near-misses in forestry in the Gisborne and East Coast district in the past six months a Ruatoria man has called for action. Source: Gisborne Herald Advocate for the grieving families and workers Joe McClutchie is behind a meeting aimed at producing posi
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Risky business

Australia’s 10 most dangerous professions claimed 170 lives in 2015, and many of the nation’s riskiest professions have stayed in the top 10 list for years. Source: Smart Company Comparison website Finder.com.au has tracked the professional sectors that reported the most fatalities an
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OneFortyOne finalists in safety innovation

OneFortyOne with its contractor partners in the OneSafe Group, are finalists in the 2017 Australian Forest Products Association (AFPA) national Forest Industry Innovation Awards in the Innovation in Safety Category. Source: Timberbiz The OneSafe Group is a collective Green Triangle sa
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Focus on tradies in August

The most valuable part of a tradie’s toolkit is their health and safety and August is Tradies Health Month. Source: Timberbiz Safe Work Australia is calling on tradies to make their health – and the health of their co-workers – a priority. Michelle Baxter, Safe Work Australia CEO, sai
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Supersized firefighter

The Global SuperTanker – the largest, fastest, and most technologically advanced aerial firefighter in the world – has received interim approval from the US Interagency Airtanker Board (IAB) to fight fires in the United States. Source: Timberbiz The 17-month approval is si
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Firefighters wanted by NSW Forestry Corp

In the wake of one of the Hunter’s worst fire seasons on record, the call has gone out for seasonal firefighters to help bolster local firefighting ranks during the coming summer months. Source: Maitland Mercury NSW Forestry Corporation is advertising locally for firefighters in
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Celebrating the return of traditional burning

Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change Lily D’Ambrosio joined Aboriginal Elders from the Dja Dja Wurrung community to hold a ceremony celebrating the historic return of traditional burning to their lands. Source: Timberbiz This year two traditional burns — thought to be t
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Health and safety’s new audit tool

A new Work Health and Safety Audit Tool is now available nation-wide to support organisations demonstrate and report their compliance against various safety standards. Source: Timberbiz The tool, the brainchild of the Forest Owners and Service Suppliers (FOSS) committee, was developed
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AFCA receives funding to deliver safety initiative

The Australian Forest Contractors Association (AFCA) has welcomed NHVR support for AFCA’s National Forestry Logistics Safety Program (NFLSP) to deliver safer roads as part of the next round of Heavy Vehicle Safety Initiative program. Source: Timberbiz The Heavy Vehicle Safety Initiati
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Tumu Timbers finalist for health & safety award

Tumu Timbers’ commitment to creating a healthy workplace has been recognised with the company named a finalist in this year’s New Zealand Workplace Health & Safety Awards. The business was one of three finalists in the “Best initiative to promote better worker he
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