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Health & Safety changes : are you ready?

Posted by denise on 12 January 2016 | 0 Comments

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Many of you will be aware of the Health and Safety Reform Bill which has been before Parliament.  Working Safer: a blueprint for health and safety at work reforms New Zealand's health and safety system following the recommendations of the Independent Taskforce on Workplace Health and Safety and the Royal Commission on the Pike River Coal Mine tragedy.

The  new Health and Safety at Work Act replaces the Health and Safety in Employment Act and the Machinery Act 1950.  The Act will come into force on 4 April 2016, after which new obligations – and consequences for breaching them – will be enforceable.  What does the new Act mean for employers?

Once in effect, the HSW Act will place new obligations on:

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New Health & Safety Governance Guidelines

Posted by denise on 11 July 2013 | 0 Comments

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In response to the key findings and recommendations laid out in the final report of the Royal Commission on the Pike River Coal Mine Tragedy, the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) and the Institute of Directors (IoD) have produced a guideline for good governance practices in managing health and safety risks.

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New ‘Guidelines for using computers’ publication

Posted by Denise on 6 May 2011 | 0 Comments

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- What you should know

ACC and the Department of Labour have produced  an updated publication produced  an updated publication Guidelines for using computers - preventing and managing discomfort, pain and injury’ .  The guidelines provide important information on how to provide a safe and healthy computer work environment.   Ergonomist Marion Edwin, CNZErg, was one of the writing team of the 'Guidelines for Using Computers' and through her business, Optimise Ltd, is providing training seminars, on the guidelines and legislative requirements.  To find out more about the seminars go to the Optimise  website for more information.

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