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Legal framework for ensuring a safe and healthy workplace

Introduction to the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015 - Special Guide

The Special Guide Introduction to the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015 provides a plain English explanation of key requirements under HSWA and the role of WorkSafe.

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Hazardous Substances and New Organisms Act 1996 (HSNO Act)

The purpose of the Hazardous Substances and New Organisms (HSNO) Act 1996 is to protect the environment, and the health and safety of communities, by preventing or managing the adverse effects of hazardous substances and new organisms.

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WorkSafe New Zealand - Prosecution policy

Policy approved by the Board of WorkSafe New Zealand, December 2016.

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Enforcement policy

Enforcement policy published April 2016

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Last updated 22 December 2016

PLEASE NOTE

On Monday 4 April 2016, the New Health and Safety at Work Act 2015 (HSWA) came into effect.

HSWA repeals the Health and Safety in Employment Act 1992, with immediate effect.

All references to the 1992 Act on this website and within our guidance will be progressively removed.