Health And Safety In Nz OP 09

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Health And Safety In Nz OP 09

  1. 1. Health and Safety in New Zealand How It Works Hillary Jenkins, Otago Polytechnic 2008
  2. 2. Health and Safety in New Zealand
  3. 3. Acts of Parliament Health and Safety in Employment Act 1992 Health and Safety in Employment Regulations 1995 Health and Safety Amendment Act 2002
  4. 4. <ul><li>Determined by ACC and OSH boards who make recommendations to Government </li></ul><ul><li>ACC - Accident Compensation Corporation – a compulsory government insurance scheme designed to help compensate people injured through work or sport </li></ul><ul><li>OSH - Occupational Safety and Health Department – design and implement regulation & investigate workplace accidents </li></ul>Rules, Regulations, Obligations
  5. 5. Best Practice Guidelines <ul><li>Activity guidelines determined by industry experts </li></ul><ul><li>In tourism, it is NZ Mountain Safety Council (NZMSC), NZ Outdoor Instructors Association (NZOIA) ‏ </li></ul><ul><li>In conjunction with Rules, Regulations and Obligations </li></ul><ul><li>Used in Industry as accepted best practice </li></ul>
  6. 6. Operational Safety Plans <ul><li>All business’s have a Safety Plan: </li></ul><ul><li>Protect Employees, Guests, Volunteers </li></ul><ul><li>Identify Hazards </li></ul><ul><li>Eliminate, Minimize, Isolate </li></ul><ul><li>Details Emergency Procedure </li></ul>
  7. 7. Safety Plans: Manage Hazards Prevent Accidents Keep People Safe Health and Safety in New Zealand
  8. 8. Accidents in Work Place <ul><li>OSH Investigates </li></ul><ul><li>Is it a reoccurring accident? </li></ul><ul><li>Was it employee/er negligence? </li></ul><ul><li>Can end in court </li></ul><ul><li>Recommendations to Acts of Parliament </li></ul><ul><li>Changes to Best Practice Guidelines </li></ul><ul><li>ACC Levies Rise </li></ul><ul><li>Reputation of business can be affected </li></ul>
  9. 9. 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

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