News Video | Policy | GPs | Hospitals | Medical | Mental Health | Welfare | Search

 

New Health & Safety agency will be welcome with new approach

June 26th, 2013

New Health and Safety agency will be welcome if new approach included

The new workplace health and safety agency, Worksafe New Zealand, will be most welcome provided it comes with an entirely new organisation approach and culture, says Paul Jarvie, Health and Safety Manager for the Employers and Manufacturers Association.

"Businesses are pleased to see the start of the new direction and journey for workplace health and safety just announced," Mr Jarvie said.

"The Bill now before Parliament creates a new Crown agency dedicated to reducing harm in the workplace, and will take up many of the recommendations announced in the Workplace Task Force report in April this year.

"But injuries and ill-health are preventable, and only with a new way of doing things will we achieve safer workplaces.

"Our members do not want business as usual, but rather a new invigorated, focused and modern regulator.

"Simply changing the name with the same products, people and services is not acceptable.

"EMA sees this as a chance for business, Government and unions to collectively plan to achieve more productive and healthier workplaces.

"We look forward to working with the new agency and being involved in ensuring New Zealand workplaces become safer."

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 

Howard Davis: Charlotte Yates' Mansfield Project

Katherine Mansfield's vapid verses are of even less interest than her over-rated short stories, but Yates has risen to the challenge of producing a fascinating compilation album by a variety of musicians to accompany her poetry. More>>

Howard Davis: Dazed & Confused by Beats

Beats is both a coming-of-age tale and a romantic movie about endings, set to a nostalgic backdrop of the disappearing tail of the UK's illegal rave scene. More>>

Howard Davis: And The Oscar Goes To … Parasite

For its deliciously dark wit and genre-bending ingenuity, Bong Joon-ho's latest movie has just won four out of a potential six Academy Awards, including Best Screenplay and Director. Only ten foreign-language films have previously been nominated for Best Picture and none have won before. More>>


Howard Davis: 1917's 1,000 Yard Stare

Sam Mendes has created a terrible and barbarous trek, one that we appreciate all the more for being catapulted right into the midst of this ear-splitting melee from the film's opening sequence. More>>

 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • CULTURE
  • HEALTH
  • EDUCATION
 


 
  • Wellington
  • Christchurch
  • Auckland