This website has been set up to provide basic information on the dangers of using solvents in the workplace and how to protect yourself from exposure. The information is provided as a guideline only and not as a replacement for professional advice.

The Glove Up campaign was started in response to the death of, and as a dedication to, our son Jason Gibson.

Jason passed away on the 12th of November 2003 aged 29 of Acute Promyelocytic Leukemia.

For 2½ years Jason’s Mother (Annette) along with his Wife (Sonia) researched the cause of his death. Through this research ACC came to the final conclusion that his (Leukemia) death was classed as “Industrial Death through Solvents”.

Our Aim is to have our GLOVE UP sign on all Carcinogens rated category 1, as this has been proven to create Cancer in Humans.


  • 18 September 2019What New Zealanders don’t know about cancer
    Annually, an estimated 750-900 people die from work-related health issues in New Zealand. Approximately 250 deaths are work-related lung cancers, 90 deaths are from asbestos-related mesothelioma, and 25 breast cancer deaths can be linked to the ill effects of shift work….read more
  • 29 August 2019Latest WorkSafe news updates: 
    We recently published our Worker Exposure Survey report, the results of which will help establish the prevalence of a wide range of occupational risk factors across industry groups and occupations.
    This is a significant step in establishing evidence of current occupational exposures for New Zealand workers. The current levels of reported exposures also demonstrate the importance of businesses and workers doing more to manage and monitor risk to worker health.
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  • 9 August 2019Latest WorkSafe news updates: 
    WorkSafe has completed an important part of its ongoing investigation into the Northwood gas explosion and is able to give residents in the area an assurance that they can continue to use reticulated gas safely….read more
  • 16 April 2019Latest WorkSafe news updates: 
    From 1 June if you are over the thresholds for class 6 (toxic) and class 8 (corrosive) substances, you’ll need to have established a hazardous substance location (HSL)….