Insight

Sunday 30 August 2015, with Philippa Tolley

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Construction work at Wellington Airport.(  RNZ / Gareth Thomas )

The message to stay safe on the job appears to be starting to get through to many businesses whether their workers are at the end of a chainsaw or on  building sites.

Recent figures show a marked reduction in the number of deaths in forestry.

But it's a different story down on the farm where the fatality rate remains stubbornly high.

Insight asks what the plan is to keep farmers out of harm's way, and how other industries can keep up the momentum on health and safety to ensure workers go home alive at the end of their shifts

Insight for 30 August 2015 - Dying for a Job

Gareth Thomas investigates how efforts to turn around a poor health & safety record in NZ can be sustained

Coming Up on Insight

8:12 am Sunday 6 September: Insight: Fossil Fuels - Necessity or Lethal Indulgence ?

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Fossil fuels still fire many aspects of our economy.

That's despite the fact  their role in adding to the CO2 levels in the atmosphere is well known.

And the search for new supplies continues, even though environmentalists warn of the climate change consequences of burning even the the known resources still underground.
 
Radio New Zealand's Energy Reporter, Eric Frykberg, explores what future lies ahead for fossil fuels.