The new health and safety legislation reinforces the importance of leadership of safety from the top. It means workers must be involved in health and safety, businesses must share responsibility for the safety of all workers including contractors, and it puts a strong focus on managing real risks in the workplace.
The new law is an opportunity for us to look at the ways we manage our health and safety and, along with our workers and contractors, see how we can improve so everyone understands them and uses them consistently.
In the first of a series of videos to come about HSWA, Wiremu Edmonds has a quick rundown on what the new law means for forestry.
HSWA – http://www.business.govt.nz/worksafe/hswa
Working Together – http://www.business.govt.nz/worksafe/hswa/working-together
FAQs – http://www.worksafe.govt.nz/worksafe/hswa/understanding-hswa/mythbusting