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Design for humans

What is human factors/ergonomics and why is it relevant? STEVEN SHORROCK explains with a stove analogy, and challenges H&S practitioners to engage with the subject.

Put a bow on it

MARK OGILVIE describes how teaching all staff a simplified version of bow tie analysis has promoted a common understanding of risk.

Aftermath—Rona Topia

Jane Devonshire, aged 19, was killed at work in August 2015 when the rubbish truck she was working on crashed on a steep suburban street in Birkenhead, Auckland. Four parties – rubbish contractors Veolia (formerly Onyx), truck owner Truck Leasing Ltd, mechanics NP Dobbe Maintenance, and Auckland Council – were charged under the HSE Act in relation to the accident. Three defendants admitted the charges; TLL pleaded not guilty but was convicted in October last year. JACKIE BROWN-HAYSOM talked to Jane’s mother, Rona Topia.

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