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Winter Solstice

The shortest day of the year has been and gone! The good news is, warmer weather is on it's way. Unfortunately we've still got two months of winter to get through first, but TriEx is here to help. 

This month we have some information about our Wellness Checks which can help ensure your team are performing at their optimum wellness. The winter months also brings various problems related to glare from the sun which can affect the lighting in your workplace, so we have a piece from our Occupational Hygiene team to cover this. We also have another healthy recipe - Fettuccine with Mushrooms and Spinach, thanks to Penelope, one of our Occupational Health Nurses.

Asbestos is a topic many businesses are aware of in New Zealand, but many haven't assessed their risks under the new asbestos regulations. Asbestos is New Zealand's number one killer in the work place. If you haven't had a discussion in your workplace about  Asbestos yet, be sure to read the story below.

Enjoy the read  - The TriEx Team

In this issue

Asbestos Management

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Wellness Checks

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Group First Aid Special

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Winter Lighting

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Does your business have an Asbestos Management Plan?

Asbestos is New Zealand’s number one killer in the workplace. Around 170 New Zealanders die each year from asbestos-related diseases. Despite this, many businesses haven't assessed their asbestos risks under the new regulations.

Due to its strength, durability and resistance to fire and water, asbestos was widely used in building products and materials up until the 1990s. The Health & Safety at Work (Asbestos) Regulations 2016 are designed to protect as many people as possible from exposure to asbestos fibres.

Read the full story here.

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Wellness Checks

Did you know that there is a 3.9% difference in productivity between a person who has good health and a person who has average health?

If you are able to assess the health risks of your workforce you will be able to set relevant goals to help you move the number of staff with a large number of health risks into the group of staff who have less risks and who are more productive.

A health check and risk assessment provides your employees with an understanding of their health risks, and brief intervention advice to minimise future risks. This is provided by a qualified registered nurse. Most test results are available on the day for the employee, and if any specific problems are raised the Nurse is able to advise on the best course of action. It provides the organisation with quantitative baseline and annual measures of change, against which to measure the success of your wellness programme.


To learn more about Wellness checks, email enquiries@triex.co.nz or call 0800 487 439

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Group First Aid Special

Does your team need an update on their First Aid skills? During July and August this year we're discounting our 8 hour Workplace First Aid course to $1075 + GST, a saving of $325.

These Group Workplace courses are tailored to your workplace, meaning the content of the First Aid scenarios will be more relevant to the types of incidents your employees may be presented with in their occupation.


To find out more or to take advantage of this limited time offer, email firstaid@triex.co.nz or call 0800 487 439

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Winter Lighting

We have just had the shortest day of the year! While that is a sign that we are slowly on our way to warmer weather, it also means that due to the tilt of the earth, the sun is closer to the horizon.

The result of this is more glare and light intrusion into work spaces, which can cause discomfort, inaccuracy and loss of productivity. Adjusting the amount of intruding light and glare in your workplace can have a significant impact on your workers wellbeing and safety - especially in hazardous work environments.


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Congratulations to The Canterbury Rebuild Safety Charter!

The Canterbury Rebuild Safety Charter has just taken out top honours at this years New Zealand Workplace Safety Awards, held in Auckland earlier this month.

They won the Worksafe New Zealand/ACC best overall contribution to improving workplace health and safety in New Zealand, as well as the ACC best leadership of an industry sector or region award.

The awards (which began in 2005) are organised by Safeguard magazine, supported by Worksafe, with the purpose of acknowledging excellence when responding to a wide range risks. 

TriEx Health Safety & Wellness are proud members of the Canterbury Rebuild Safety Charter, and extend our warmest congratulations to the organisation for this outstanding performance at the awards.

To learn find out more about the awards and other winners, you can click here.

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Canterbury Rugby Update

 

As Canterbury Rugby Sponsors we are excited to update you on the upcoming Ranfurly shield games and recent results leading up to the Mitre 10 Cup season.

Canterbury thrashed Wanganui this month, defending the shield with a 71-5 win. 

Next Game: Canterbury vs. Mid Canterbury, 2.30pm, Fri 4 August, Ashburton Domain

 

Find more information on this and the upcoming Mitre 10 Cup season here.

2017 Flu Season

 

Our Flu Vaccination season has just come to a successful conclusion, and we're proud to announce that we've delivered over 10,000 Flu Vaccines to workers across the country.

We believe it's really important to look after the health and wellbeing of New Zealand workers, as well as the greater community they come into contact with, which is why we believe Flu Vaccinations are an important service we can offer our clients.
 

Look out for more information on next years Flu Vaccinations later in the year.

10 Minute Mind


10 Minute Mind is a digital course that guides you through a daily 10 minute routine to help you manage your levels of stress and anxiety and improve your feelings of happiness and wellbeing.
 

To find out more, email Sarah O'Connell, or phone 0800 487 439.

Recipe: Fettuccine with Mushrooms and Spinach

This month we have another healthy recipe from one of our nurses, Penelope Fleming – Fettuccine with Mushrooms and Spinach.

Check out the recipe here

WorkSafe NZ prosecutions

St Kentigern Trust Board has accepted an enforceable undertaking under the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015 after two students received serious throat lacerations during a school production of Sweeney Todd.

The school is required to engage a restorative justice process, pay financial amends, make a public statement accepting responsibility for the incident, and spend a further $77,500 on developing H&S guidance for the Schools performing arts curriculum.

This guidance will be made available to the wider education sector. 
South Port was fined $32,989 and ordered to pay reparations and expenses of $152,000 after a truck driver drowned when his vehicle slid off the wharf at Bluff.

The driver's truck struck superphosphate which had not been fully removed from the berth, and had become slippery after rain. The company knew it was there and how slippery it was, but failed to complete the clean-up or to cone it off. 

To stay up to date with the WorkSafe NZ Prosecution summaries, you can check out their website here.

Industry News

 

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Safety Liaison Groups


The minutes for the Northern Liaison Group are located here. The Next date for the Commercial NSLG meeting is on August 9 at 7am. The minutes for the Southern Liaison Group are located here. The next meeting date is on August 17 at 7am. 
 

For venues and contacts, please click here

 

New Zealand Institute of Safety Management


Check out the latest events for the Auckland branch of NZISM here including the Safety Leadership Seminar on July 5th.

The Canterbury branch events are available online and you can visit their page here. The next Canterbury Branch Meeting is on June 30. 
 
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