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We are seeking input on revised proposals for a safe work instrument (SWI) to support the Health and Safety at Work (Hazardous Substances) Regulations 2017.
Targeted consultation on revised proposals
We are carrying out targeted consultation on revised proposals for a safe work instrument (SWI) to support the Health and Safety at Work (Hazardous Substances) Regulations 2017.
The proposed SWI is to specify requirements for work using ethanedinitrile (EDN).
Submissions received during public consultation between 28 February and 5 April 2020 have led to changes to some of our original proposals. For this reason, we are carrying out additional targeted consultation on the revised proposals.
Purpose of the proposed safe work instrument
The proposed SWI is required to specify requirements for work using a potential new fumigant, EDN, for the phytosanitary treatment of wood products.
Submissions during the first consultation helped determine whether the proposed requirements were appropriate for work using this substance.
We are now seeking input on revisions we have made to some of the proposals following the first consultation.
To learn more, see the following consultation document, which describes the revised proposals:
We have also included the February 2020 consultation document so that you can compare the original and revised proposals:
How to have your say
When submitting your feedback, please use our response form. The form allows you to give general feedback and feedback on each revised proposal.
Deadline for submissions
Submissions close at 5pm Friday 7 August.
If you require any further information you can email our Regulatory Frameworks team.
Your submission may be made public
Once you make your submission, anyone can ask for it under the Official Information Act 1982. If you have any questions about how the information in your submission is dealt with, please contact our Regulatory Frameworks team.
Further information is available at legislation.govt.nz(external link)