Attached is a presentation by Hazel Armstrong, for the Fabian Society in October 2012. The presentation is entitled Light Handed Regulation and Work Safety: A Rail Case Study.
Hazel’s speech for the Fabian Society, October 2012.
An article from the KiwiRail staff newsletter regarding the completion of the Otira Tunnel safety review. As Chair of the Working Party, Hazel Armstrong was heavily involved in this review.
A presentation by Ben Thompson, based on the article Experience rating and occupational disease – a New Zealand case study written by Hazel Armstrong and Kristen Bunn.
A journal article written by Hazel Armstrong and Kristen Bunn published in Policy and Practice in Health and Safety Vol 10.1, 2012.
The attached document is a presentation comparing the English common law system and New Zealand’s accident compensation system. The presentation was given by Andrea Jewell and Ben Thompson of Hazel Armstrong Law, on 26 July 2012.
Attached is a guide regarding the assessment of occupational noise-induced hearing loss, provided by ACC.
A report on Vocational Rehabilitation under the IRPC Act 2001, by Kathryn McPherson (AUT), February 2007.
The workplace has always been a common source of injury, infections, and diseases. It is estimated that each year there are also approximately 700-1000 deaths from occupational disease and 100 deaths from occupational injury. In addition, each year there are approximately 17,000 – 20,000 new cases of work-related disease and 200,000 occupational accidents resulting in ACC claims.
As there are inherent risks in a work environment, the Government has developed legislation, regulations, codes, and sets of guidelines to promote and protect the health and safety of workers.
By Hazel Armstrong and Kristen Bunn
Once ACC has covered your claim, they can provide various types of support. The type of help ACC can provide depends on what your needs are.
ACC can contribute to a wide range of medical and related costs, including doctor’s visits, treatment from various other health professionals, surgery, x-rays, prescription costs, etc.
If you need help managing at home following your injury, ACC can arrange various types of help for things like housework, your personal care and childcare.
The Work Preparation Programme will help you get back to work following an injury.