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Alert24 - Safeguard Update

Safeguard says

Safeguard says
2018-06-14
Article Type:
Comment & Analysis
Publication Date:
2018-06-14
Jurisdiction:
New Zealand

Road crashes involving people getting to and from work are not usually regarded as work-related. However, WorkSafe has prosecuted a firm over the commuting death of an employee who was fatigued after working long hours over several days.

The fact that Joshua Park was commuting via tractor is immaterial. He was still driving home. This is a useful wake-up call – yes! – for firms which run night shifts or operate long seasonal hours, as in this case.

Employers can no longer shrug off commuting risks as none of their business.

 

 

Reference No:
180614CA-3865

From Alert24 - Safeguard Update

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