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Emerging Health and Safety Doctrine

The Health and Safety at Work Act 2015 (H&S Act) introduced substantial increases in the available maximum penalties, and prohibits insurance against fines. The first sentencing decisions under the new regime give businesses a sense of what to expect if they breach the new standards. Worksafe New Zealand v Budget Plastics (New Zealand) Ltd [2017] [...]

December 4th, 2017|Categories: Legal Developments|Tags: |

Asbestos Regulations

Building owners and occupiers who manage or control a “workplace” have until 4 April 2018 to be fully compliant with the Health and Safety at Work (Asbestos) Regulations 2016 (Regulations). The Regulations use the definition of “workplace” provided in section 20 of the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015:        a workplace— means [...]

August 4th, 2017|Categories: Legal Developments|Tags: , |

Hazardous Substances Regulations

The Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment is currently seeking feedback on an exposure draft of the proposed Health and Safety at Work (Hazardous Substances) Regulations 2016 (the Regulations). The use of hazardous substances and the risks they pose to health in the work context are currently regulated under the Hazardous Substances and New Organisms [...]

April 1st, 2016|Categories: Legal Developments|Tags: , , , |