A copy of the Report of the Ministerial Inquiry into Tranz Rail Occupational Safety & Health.
Tag: Health & Safety
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.
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
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