Discusses the legal and employment implications for workers who are absent from work for prolonged periods of time because of sickness or accident. Provides advice to workers on how to secure their continued employment and information about how long employers generally keep jobs open.
Presentation to Association of Staff in Tertiary Education by Hazel Armstrong
A review into the apparent breakdown in relationships between the Plumbing, Gasfitting and Drainlaying Industry Training Organisation and the Plumbers, Gasfitters, and Drainlayers Board. Commissioned for Hon Michael Cullen, the Minister for Tertiary Education.
Hazel Armstrong, 2006
Discusses employees rights under the Health and Safety in Employment Act to refuse unsafe work. Includes discussion of Darbyshire v PPCS Ltd where the Employment Relations Authority ruled against the employees.
By Ben Thompson
Consultation regarding two separate regulatory proposals on how ACC responds to injury-related hearing loss claims: prescribing the proportion of the costs that ACC is liable to pay for hearing loss entitlements and updating procedures for noise-induced hearing loss assessment procedures.
Submission of the New Zealand Audiological Society on Regulations for Noise Induced Hearing Loss under the Accident Compensation Act 2001 pursuant to sections 323 and 324.
The Minister for ACC, the Hon. Dr Nick Smith, has announced that new regulations on financial support for people with hearing loss will come into force on 1 January 2011. The regulations will introduce changes to entitlements, processes and claim management for hearing loss at ACC. This document provides vendors with details of the changes and helps them prioritise their preparations to enable the easiest possible transition from the current Audiology Services contract to operating in the regulated environment.
A survey of noise in saw-milling and wood processing industries, commissioned by ACC and carried out by the University of Otago, with the aim of assessing noise within the industry and identifying simple solutions to reducing the noise.
The aim of this study was to assess the risk of noise induced hearing loss (NIHL) in shearing and investigate practicable control methods.
McBride, Cowan, Utumapu, & Wallaart
In this report, the sources of the noise of the shearing systems are investigated to focus future efforts to reduce the magnitude of the noise of the shearing systems.
Mahn – Acoustic Research Group, University of Canterbury