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CTU welcomes discussion on how to make work safer

CTU welcomes discussion on how to make work safer

The CTU is pleased to see the consultation document on five of the most important regulations needed to implement the proposed Health and Safety Reform Bill. Jeff Sissons, CTU General Counsel, says that “These regulations are the flesh on the bones of the health and safety law. If the regulations are right fewer workers will be killed or injured at work.”

“If the Government continues to insist that important details are not included in the new legislation, then detailed and effective regulations are even more vital. If we are going to make a step change in health and safety standards, effective and sometimes prescriptive regulations are essential to give guidance and certainty to workers and businesses. For example, without strong regulations, the Bill is weak on several key elements of worker participation.” Sissons said.

“Weak regulation was identified by both the Pike River and Independent Taskforce inquiries as an important contributor to the failure to protect workers from harm. We will be working hard to ensure that is not forgotten.” Sissons said.

The CTU has made a comprehensive submission on the Health and Safety Reform Bill. It is available here: http://union.org.nz/policy/ctu-health-and-safety-reform-bill

The regulation discussion document is at: http://www.mbie.govt.nz/about-us/consultation/development-of-regulations-to-support-the-new-health-and-safety-at-work-act#sthash.0FmimJ90.dpuf

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