TODAY'S NEWS - 8 OCTOBER

Posted on 8 October 2014

Health and Safety Reform Bill: Get prepared

From HRMOnline.co.nz

If all goes to the Government's plan the Health and Safety Reform Bill will be law by April 2015 and with it will come a number of changes including more onus on PCBUs (Persons Conducting a Business or Undertaking’ which includes employers, principals and persons in control of a place of work).

The bill will see PCBUs charged with the duty to notify the regulator of ‘notifiable events’; keep records of ‘notifiable events’; and ensure that the site where a ‘notifiable event’ has occurred is kept undisturbed until otherwise authorised by an inspector.

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Legislation would ban after-work emails

From HRMOnline.co.nz

We’re clocking in more hours at work more than ever before, thanks to technological advances such as smartphones and tablets.

In fact, according to Gallup's most recent annual Work and Education Survey, adults employed full time in the US report working an average of 47 hours per week, almost a full workday longer than a standard five-day, 9-to-5 work week.

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NZ chicken factory workers sacked for riding conveyor belt after bosses see Facebook video

From News.com.au

TWO workers have been sacked from their jobs at a New Zealand poultry factory after one filmed the other riding down a conveyor belt mimicking Superman.

Kaleb Parkinson, 21, posted a video of his colleague lying on the slow-moving conveyor belt, which was undergoing maintenance.

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