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Case 68 - Press story reported that Health Trust decided to withdraw 'metal paper fasteners' after worker injured finger


The enquirer had read a press story where it appears that a Health Trust had decided to withdraw 'metal paper fasteners' from use. This decision appeared to be based on an incident where a worker injured their finger.

Panel decision

There is no health and safety legislation that bans the use of metal paper fasteners. We would strongly encourage employers to take a proportionate approach when making such decisions.