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1 PREPARED FOR RTIM - MARCH 2014 HEALTH AND SAFETY REFORM BILL KEY CONCEPTS OF THE NEW LEGISLATION

2 MARCH 2014WORKSAFE NEW ZEALAND 2 HEALTH AND SAFETY REFORM BILL LEGISLATION AT A GLANCE New legislation introduced March 2014 First major reform of health and safety law in over 20 years Part of Working Safer reform package

3 MARCH 2014WORKSAFE NEW ZEALAND 3 HEALTH AND SAFETY REFORM BILL LEGISLATION AT A GLANCE Based on Australian Model Law Will replace the Health and Safety in Employment Act 1992 Will amend: the Hazardous Substances and New Organisms Act 1996 The Accident Compensation Act 2001

4 MARCH 2014WORKSAFE NEW ZEALAND 4 HEALTH AND SAFETY REFORM BILL KEY CONCEPTS Introduces a number of key concepts: 1.Places duties on people in best position to control risks 2.Places primary duty of care on all PCBUs 3.Encourages greater worker engagement and participation 4.Defines works and their specific health and safety duties 5.Places specific duties on PCBUs upstream in the supply chain 6.Duty to consult when overlapping health and safety duties 7.Places a due diligence duty on officers of a PCBU 8.Establishes a tougher and more effective enforcement regime 9.Creates a stronger legislative framework

5 MARCH 2014WORKSAFE NEW ZEALAND 5 HEALTH AND SAFETY REFORM BILL REGULATIONS Discussion document on regulations General risk and workplace management Worker participation and representation Work involving hazardous substances Major hazard facilities Work involving asbestos Public consultation

6 MARCH 2014WORKSAFE NEW ZEALAND 6 HEALTH AND SAFETY REFORM BILL NEXT STEPS Law now goes through Select Committee process Your opportunity to make a submission Education campaign after law passed and before comes into force

7 MARCH 2014WORKSAFE NEW ZEALAND 7 WORKSAFE INSPECTORATE NOTIFICATION Response team Investigation team Assessment team New no

8 MARCH 2014WORKSAFE NEW ZEALAND 8 NEW CROWN ENTITY WORKSAFE NEW ZEALAND – 16 DECEMBER 2013 Triage response Investigation Inspector Duty Holder Review Duty-holders review investigation report template [256 KB DOC] Assessment team

9 MARCH 2014WORKSAFE NEW ZEALAND 9 KEY PARTNERS H&S INSPECTORS CVIU SCU Maritime Safety Civil Aviation

10 worksafe.govt.nz THANK YOU


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