New Zealand Passes Health and Safety at Work (General Risk and Workplace Management) Regulations 2016
by Brittany Tofinchio Palmer
New Zealand passed the Health and Safety at Work (General Risk and Workplace Management) Regulations 2016 in February 2016, effective on April 4, 2016. The regulations require the employer to identify hazards that could give rise to reasonably foreseeable risks to health and safety and set forth a hierarchy of control measures if it is not reasonably practicable for persons conducting a business or undertaking (PCBU) to eliminate risks to health and safety in accordance with the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015 (the Act).
Employer duties in relation to managing the following are set out below:
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