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Best practice when keeping flammable gas substances.

Image of presumably empty aerosol cans strewn across a garbage bin

When we visit various industrial locations and workshops to provide guidance on ideal ways to manage and store dangerous materials, we often encounter the incorrect management of aerosol cans. Aerosol cans are omnipresent and very handy, explaining their prevalence in almost every workplace we tour. However, it’s crucial to remember that these are risky materials […]

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Types and Requirements.

Image showing multiple types of Personal Protective equipment such as a hard hat, safety boots, ear protection, gloves, safety glasses, and a notepad

When it comes to workplace safety in New Zealand, nothing is more crucial than adhering to the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015 and its associated regulations. Among the regulations included in this legislation, the need for Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) stands out as essential. This article offers a comprehensive exploration of the different […]

Why Should You Care About Respiratory Protection

Respirator Fit Testing

When it comes to dealing with hazardous substances or tasks such as spray painting, respiratory protection is not just a safety precaution—it’s an absolute necessity. From preserving workers’ health in the short term to protecting them from severe, long-term health effects, using the right personal protective equipment (PPE) can literally be a lifesaver. Here in […]

The Environmental Protection Agency

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The management of hazardous substances is of paramount importance to protect both the environment and human health. In New Zealand, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) plays a central role in regulating and overseeing the use, handling, and disposal of hazardous substances. This article explores the crucial functions of the EPA in managing these substances, highlighting […]

What is Respiratory Fit Testing?

Respirator Fit Testing

Respiratory fit testing plays a critical role in ensuring the safety and protection of workers in various industries. Under New Zealand regulations, the implementation of respiratory fit testing is not only important but also legally mandated. This article delves into the significance of respiratory fit testing within the context of New Zealand’s regulatory framework, highlighting […]

Chemical Hazard Identification and Management in New Zealand

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The regulatory landscape of New Zealand, as with other countries, recognizes the crucial role of managing and controlling chemical hazards. With a diversified industrial base, from agriculture and forestry to manufacturing and construction, chemical usage is an integral part of New Zealand’s economy. Therefore, effective hazard identification and management of these chemicals is a cornerstone […]