Legal framework for ensuring a safe and healthy workplace
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.
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.
Policy approved by the Board of WorkSafe New Zealand, December 2016.
Enforcement policy published April 2016