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Date PostedAugust 1, 2019

NZ Roadworkers Reflect on Health and Safety

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In an effort to highlight health and safety in the road construction industry, roading contractors in New Zealand temporarily downed tools for the “Pause for Health and Safety Day” initiative, aimed at refocusing on creating safer work environments.

In February there had been 4 deaths at road construction sites which prompted the pause, the NZ Transport Agency said.

The “Pause for Health and Safety Day” involved all agency staff and industry workers stopping work from 8am to 12pm to focus on creating safer working environments and eradicating workplace accidents.

Although health and safety is the industry’s top priority and strict policies do exist to ensure safety, it is important to never become complacent. Downing tools is one way to refocus people on health and safety.

Source: https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=12220245

Steven Asnicar is regarded as a leader across many fields of industry. In particular, his specialisation across the health, infrastructure, construction, resource and utility sectors has seen him successfully change the dynamics of these industries through the introduction of new strategic, marketing, training and technical frameworks. Steven works closely with industry peak bodies such as Safework Australia, Australian Logistics Council, National Advisory for Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment (NATESE) and the Council of Australian Governments in the development of new delivery standards and industry specific programs.

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