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#1 User is offline   hukildaspida 

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Posted 14 March 2012 - 10:44 PM

Maybe they should be looking into there own systemic failures in there own offices to ensure Safety of people's Private information first & foremost.

Rather interesting timing of this news release in light of the fact that the case involving wrongfully emailed private data to a claimant was in the news the same day.


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ACC offers $10k prize for safety ideas

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Mon, 12 Mar 2012 10:40a.m.

By 3 News online staff

Falls are a leading cause of injury in New Zealand, but there are very few effective prevention methods.

ACC has hit on a new idea – asking Kiwis to use “number eight wire thinking” to combat the ongoing problem of falls around the home.

The “Idea Nation” competition has four main prizes of $10,000, and ACC is hoping for innovative ideas which will help prevent falls in working-age people.

ACC public injury insurance manager Sacha O'Dea says while people “tend to think that it is only older people and children who fall over”, over 100,000 working-age New Zealanders are injured in falls each year, at an estimated social and economic cost of $1.8 billion. Half of all falls happen in and around the home.

Ms O’Dea says there are “very few evidence-based solutions for tackling falls among working age people worldwide” and she hopes the competition will provide some suggestions.

“We are calling on Kiwis to use their number eight wire thinking to help us solve this problem…. these ideas could literally be anything.”

The competition is open from March 12 to April 27. For more information or to submit an idea, visit the website.

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Posted 15 March 2012 - 01:02 PM

Safety Tip - don't end up reliant on ACC !!!
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Posted 01 September 2012 - 12:11 AM

The winners.

http://ideanation.co.nz/
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Posted 01 September 2012 - 12:52 AM

Why does the Auckland ACC continually deny a disabled woman rear accessibility so that she repeatedly suffers falls injuries?

down her back steps?

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Posted 01 September 2012 - 02:14 PM

Dam, wish I had seen this. I think we should all be fitted with a device that beeps when we get near something we could trip on, like those backing devices on cars :lol:
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Posted 01 September 2012 - 05:53 PM

So they are putting it out there to NZrs to come up with ideas that they will later enforce on you/us as a lead to deny cover for treatment or other entitlement/s. Because after all, the responsibility will be on the person 'NOT to slip, fall over or whatever'.... Reverse psychology
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