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Tranz Rail gets thumbs up for workplace safety

<p>Tranz Rail has received a big tick from New Zealand’s Accident Compensation Corporation for workplace safety practices, the rail operator said.</p> <p>It achieved a primary level pass for the corporation’s workplace safety management practice audits, which took place over the last two months.</p> <p>The safety audit program encourages employers to create and maintain safer workplaces. </p> <p>In return for putting in place safer practices and processes, employers receive discounts on their accident compensation premiums.</p> <p>Tranz Rail said its lost-time injury frequency rate had dropped from 8.8% per 200,000 hours worked in 1999 to 4.8% for the past 12 months.</p> <br />