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  • Health and Safety in New Zealand How It Works Hillary Jenkins, Otago Polytechnic 2008
  • Health and Safety in New Zealand
  • Acts of Parliament Health and Safety in Employment Act 1992 Health and Safety in Employment Regulations 1995 Health and Safety Amendment Act 2002
    • Determined by ACC and OSH boards who make recommendations to Government
    • ACC - Accident Compensation Corporation – a compulsory government insurance scheme designed to help compensate people injured through work or sport
    • OSH - Occupational Safety and Health Department – design and implement regulation & investigate workplace accidents
    Rules, Regulations, Obligations
  • Best Practice Guidelines
    • Activity guidelines determined by industry experts
    • In tourism, it is NZ Mountain Safety Council (NZMSC), NZ Outdoor Instructors Association (NZOIA) ‏
    • In conjunction with Rules, Regulations and Obligations
    • Used in Industry as accepted best practice
  • Operational Safety Plans
    • All business’s have a Safety Plan:
    • Protect Employees, Guests, Volunteers
    • Identify Hazards
    • Eliminate, Minimize, Isolate
    • Details Emergency Procedure
  • Safety Plans: Manage Hazards Prevent Accidents Keep People Safe Health and Safety in New Zealand
  • Accidents in Work Place
    • OSH Investigates
    • Is it a reoccurring accident?
    • Was it employee/er negligence?
    • Can end in court
    • Recommendations to Acts of Parliament
    • Changes to Best Practice Guidelines
    • ACC Levies Rise
    • Reputation of business can be affected
  • Health and Safety in New Zealand Operation Safety Plans Manage Hazards and Prevent Accidents Best practice guidelines Acts of Parliament Rules Regulation Obligation OSH and ACC