Tagged: Safety

After Christchurch: What to do when our protective bubble has burst and why - The Psychology Report

Sarb Johal Mar 20, 2019

We have a window of time in which we can make profound changes in New Zealand so that nothing like the Christchurch attacks on 15 March 2019 can happen again. But there is a high risk that this window is going to close soon so we need to move quickly. And it will take profound, coherent,  and courageous leadership to … Read More

Engrossing, Compassionate Account of Pike River Disaster - Scibooks

SciBooks Mar 17, 2014

by Rod Hanson REVIEW The Tragedy at Pike River Mine – How and Why 29 Men Died by Rebecca Macfie Awa Press RRP: $40.00 The Pike River coal mine disaster which cost the lives of 29 men in November 2010 has been extensively researched and documented with great feeling and compassion for the families involved … Read More

Helmetless bike riders – a dying breed - Kidney Punch

John Pickering Oct 24, 2012

A few weeks ago a member of Christchurch City Council and Canterbury District Health Board advocated the non-wearing of bike helmets.  I commented on the idiocy of this at the time. A source tells me that said person got a hard time from other CDHB board members-good. Perhaps this recent research will put the anti-establishmet … Continue reading » … Read More

Death of a Brain Cell - MacDoctor

Jim McVeagh Jun 04, 2011

I have to say, I much preferred the WHO when they were only a rock and roll band and not a teeming hive of health BureauPrats*. This week, a meeting of the terminally stupid (otherwise known as the International Agency for Research on Cancer – IARC) issued a statement that flies in the face of logic, [...] Related posts: … Read More

Safety First - MacDoctor

Jim McVeagh Jan 12, 2011

Coroner Demands Jet Ski changes A Wellington coroner has demanded mandatory helmets, lap belts and roll bars for all Jet Skis in New Zealand, blasting the authorities for a lack of action. In his reserved findings into the death of 21-year-old Elephant Farmer, Hamish MacTavish, coroner Ian Smith said at least 3 people had died [...] Related posts: … Read More

Hard to Get - MacDoctor

Jim McVeagh Dec 28, 2010

Dean Scanlen makes an impassioned plea for stricter driving license laws in the Herald today. I have much sympathy with his call to make the driving test more comprehensive. I have long been an advocate of making the defensive driving and the advanced driving courses compulsory for learner drivers. This would certainly provide new drivers [...] Related posts: … Read More

Fit for Purpose? - The Science of Architecture

Ken Collins Aug 05, 2010

This recent article on The Herald web site highlights how careful we all need to be when trying to contain things in a secure laboratory environment. While I don’t know the specific details of this particular facility or the event that was investigated, it does highlight that the success of any laboratory is the interaction between the buildings features … Read More

Blood Alcohol - MacDoctor

Jim McVeagh Jul 27, 2010

I blame the feral response to National’s announcement – that they will not be dropping the legal blood alcohol limit to 0.05 g% – squarely on the media. I am certain that it is the media’s propensity always to give the maximum amount of airtime and newsprint to the most hysterical over-reaction that encourages people [...] Related posts: … Read More

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