Workplace Health and Safety issues
- Health and Safety Law obligations in the NZ aviation industry (November 2012)
This article provides an overview of the health and safety law obligations on employers in New Zealand, and the outcome of a recent prosecution against Safe Air for the death of an aircraft engineer at its maintenance facility
- Lessons from Pike River - Part 1 (February 2013)
This article summarises the key findings of the Pike River Royal Commission of Inquiry including regulatory, management and systemic failures
- Lessons from Pike River - Part 2 (March 2013)
This article summarises the inadequacies with the mine's health and safety systems, and details some of the key recommendations of the Royal Commission that are likely to impact on aviation industry participants, with respect to workplace health and safety obligations.
- Duties of directors and officers under the Health and Safety in Employment Act 1992 (September 2013)
This article outlines the duties and potential liability of directors and officers if a corporate entity is found to have breached its obligations under the Health and Safety in Employment Act 1992, and pending prosecutions of officers and directors under s56 HSE Act.
Prosecutions of company directors for workplace accidents in NZ and Australia (October 2013)
This article discusses the outcome of successful prosecutions of company directors under workplace health and safety laws, in New Zealand and Australia.
Workplace Health and Safety Law Reform in the pipeline (November 2013)
This article outlines the key changes foreshadowed in pending legislation to be introduced to reform workplace health and safety laws in the post- Pike River environment
"New Health and Safety Regulations: Discussion Document open for submissions" (July 2014)
This article outlines proposals for new regulations to stipulate minimum requirements for dealing with risk management in the workplace, worker participation initiatives, and management of hazardous substances
Outcome of the Easy Rider/Gloria Davis MNZ prosecution - Part 2 Unecessary endangerment and HSE charge
This article summarises the outcome of the unecessary endangerment and health and safety related charge against Ms Gloria Davis, who was prosecuted in her capacity as the sole director of the company that owned and operated the "Easy Rider", which sunk in the Foveaux Strait resulting in the loss of eight lives