EQC funds research into workplace seismic safety

An Insurance Business Magazine article.

The Earthquake Commission (EQC) is funding research into how New Zealand companies can help protect staff from injuries in future earthquakes, and will be collating and sharing the measures that various companies already have in place.

Researcher Dr Tracy Hatton noted that over 3,500 people were injured by masonry, bricks and other projectiles during the Canterbury earthquakes, and says now is a good time to “remind businesses to look at seismic hazards on their premises that are not related to the strength of the building itself.”

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