Employers and Manufacturers Association (EMA) Northern - EMA Supports Need to Get the Health and Safety Reform Bill Right

EMA Supports Need to Get the Health and Safety Reform Bill Right

28 May 2015
With New Zealand facing the biggest changes to health and safety laws in 20 years, the EMA supports the Governments delay of the Health and Safety Reform Bill if it means getting the right result for employers and workers.

“We are very supportive of a Bill that creates safe and healthy workplaces and is practical for businesses. If the Government believes the Bill coming out of the Select Committee does not achieve those two ends, then they are right to delay the process,“ says EMA CEO Kim Campbell.

“Let’s have good law, not quick law, because health and safety is too important to get wrong,” he said.

“The EMA through its membership touches more than 40 percent of New Zealand’s workforce and we encourage the Government to once again engage with organisations like ourselves to help the get the Bill back on track. 

“It’s in everyone’s interests to achieve a robust, workable, but practical piece of legislation that will help achieve the government’s target of a 25% reduction of workplace deaths and serious harm injuries by 2020”.

For further comment:

Kim Campbell
021 585181​

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