Thursday, April 14, 2005

New Zealand Company Fined for Work Stress

The New Zealand Herald

A New Zealand company was fined for work stress after an employee was diagnosed with depression and hypertension that was determined to be directly caused by her working environment.

New Zealand's Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) Service's National operations Manager Mike Cosman said, "the mental and physical harm the woman suffered was the direct result of work pressures and poor work organization, which the company failed to deal with despite numerous complaints."

Nalder and Biddle is the first company in New Zealand convicted for failing to provide a safe work environment. Read the full story

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