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Understanding the Health and Safety Work Act 2015

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The Need for Change

Each year, 1 in 10 people are injured in New Zealand Workplaces, with 400 workers seriously injured. The New Zealand government has set a target of a 25 percent minimum reduction in workplace serious harm and fatalities by 2020.
To facilitate meeting this target, the New Zealand government has passed health and safety legislation that will see the Health and Safety in Employment Act 1992 be replaced with the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015 on April 4 2016.
The need for all organisations to acknowledge their current and future obligations under occupational safety and health legislation is imperative.

The Solution

SafetyLaw is a web-based directory containing comprehensive, plain English summaries of workplace health and safety (WHS) legal obligations.
A subscription to SafetyLaw contains plain English summaries of the old Health and Safety in Employment Act (1992), along with plain English summaries of the new Health and Safety at Work Act (2015) and the new series of regulations.

Why a Subscription to SafetyLaw Makes Sense

The pain, guess work and time consuming process of transitioning to the new workplace health and safety legislation is minimal with a subscription to our flagship product SafetyLaw.
As part of a SafetyLaw subscription you receive monthly email alerts of any legislation changes as well as access to our in-house HSE experts for all your HSE enquiries.