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Safety council’s first meeting

The newly created Forest Industry Safety Council (FISC) held its first meeting. The FISC was a key recommendation of the independent safety review panel that released its findings last year after investigating the industry’s appalling accident record. Source: Radio New Zealand T
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Cultural key to safety

Nelson Forests Ltd health and safety manager Les Bak forest safety is about respect, sharing knowledge, keeping it simple and getting workmates to look out for each other. Source: Stuff.co.nz “You can change beliefs but the way to get long term passion is to improve values.̶
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Pressure killed forestry worker

The owner of a forestry block in New Zealand where a man was crushed to death alleges the consultants he hired to clear his trees put pressure on the man to complete the work in an “impossible” time frame. Source: Stuff.co.nz Michael Steven Langford, 28, died on November 2
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New low odour LOSP treatment world first

* New Low Odour LOSP TIMBERLINK AUSTRALIA is the first in the world to offer a new Low Odour LOSP (Light Organic Solvent Preservative) treatment that has up to 30 times less odour than traditional LOSP formulations. This world first patent pending treatment has been developed in conju
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Eye to stopping accidents

NEW SAFETY glasses are designed to recognise when a truck driver is falling asleep. Source: TimberBiz The aim of the iDriveALERT glasses is to prevent accidents that arise from drivers falling asleep behind the wheel. Vibrations and fatigue alarms are activated when the drivers head n
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NZ Nelson Pine fined $50,000

A logging factory in Nelson has been fined over $NZ50,000 after one of its workers was injured while trying to clear a log jam on a conveyor belt by hand. Source: The New Zealand Herald Nelson Pine Industries Limited was sentenced at the Nelson District Court for failing to take all p
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NZ safety council chair announced

A safety council has been set up to help make forests safer workplaces. Source: Radio New Zealand The council – formed earlier this year and launched at Parliament has been set up in response to a recommendation from a panel that reviewed forestry safety last year. Dame Alison P
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Lumber Liquidators in class action

  A Michigan couple is among the plaintiffs in a federal class-action filed against Lumber Liquidators over free home tests the company has provided to customers to see if their wood flooring has high levels of formaldehyde. Source: Detroit Free Press The suit, filed in the US Di
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Health benefits of wood

Exposure to wood products and interiors has measurable health benefits, similar those created by spending time in nature, a new report commissioned by Planet Ark has found. Source: Timberbiz There are significant health, well being and environmental benefits to incorporating wood and
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Logging engineer a new Fellow

  Logging truck engineer, Lincoln Taylor was awarded a Fellowship of the Institution of Professional Engineers NZ for his leadership in and major contribution to making New Zealand logging trucks and trailers stronger and safer. Sources: Voxy NZ, Australian Transport News (ATN) H
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