Posted on 22 January 2015

Decisions about workplace safety shouldn't be based on money

A few years ago I met Lawrence Waterman, head of safety during construction of the London 2012 Olympic complex. Shockingly, London was the first Olympics complex built where no worker died during construction.

When I asked Waterman what lay behind this success, he recounted a conversation he'd had with the London Olympic Delivery Authority well before construction began. Some authority members initially baulked at his vision of a fatality-free Olympic build believing it was unrealistic, too expensive, or might slow down the construction work.

Read full article at Stuff


Work life balance 'trumps money' - report

Work life balance has surpassed salary as the primary motivator for New Zealand professionals for the first time, according to The Hiring Report: The State of Hiring in New Zealand 2015.

More than two-thirds (69%) of professionals were motivated by 'work life balance, including flexible arrangements' when looking for a new role, with both men (48%) and women (52%) near equally valuing work life balance as their top priority.

Read full article at Guide2


Working long hours leads to "risky" relationship with alcohol

According to a new study, those who work longer than 48 hours per week are more inclined to develop a dangerous relationship with alcohol.

Studies conducted in the past have found a link between working longer hours and becoming dependent on alcohol, and the new study by the Finnish Institute of Occupational Health has produced results that support the theory.

Read full article at HRM Online


Laundry company to pay $45K over crushed hand

A Nelson-based laundry company has been ordered to pay more than $45,000, after one of its workers crushed his hand in a workplace accident.

The Alsco New Zealand's production manager suffered finger fractures, friction burns and muscle damage when he tried to clear a piece of tape wedged in a machine.

Read full article at NZ Herald

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