Responsibility and Risk Under the New Health and Safety Regime
Garth Gallaway and Maria Wisker
Garth Gallaway and Maria Wisker explore the the new Health and Safety at Work Act and framework which is expected to come into force in the second half of this year. The intention of the reform is to see a 25% reduction rate in New Zealand's workplace injury and fatality rate.
Author Garth Gallaway is a partner at Chapman Tripp and Marie Wisker is a senior associate. Marie specialises in commercial disputes, including employment law, and Garth in insurance-related and civil litigation.
Abstract: The new Health and Safety at Work Act is expected to come into force in the second half of this year. It will apply to all organisations that employ people – regardless of whether they are commercial or not-for-profit, and regardless of how few employees they have or whether they are full or part-time.
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