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Thursday, 21 November 2019 08:59

Occupational Health and Safety Act - Draft Major Hazard Installation Regulations out for public comment

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By Kate Collier , Partner & Shane Johnson, Professional Support Lawyer at Webber Wentzel

The Minister of Employment and Labour has invited public comments on the current draft of the proposed amendments to the Major Hazard Installation Regulations, published under the Occupational Health and Safety Act (draft regulations). The proposed regulations include potential material changes to the 2001 Major Hazard Installation Regulations which, in their current form, in some circumstances also apply to defined medium and low hazard establishments.

Employers are encouraged to consider the current draft and assess whether any comments should be submitted, in the prescribed form. Persons and employer wishing to submit comments have been provided with 90 days from the date of the notice (i.e. 15 November 2019). The closing date for submissions is 13 February 2020.

To view the draft regulations, click here. Our Occupational Health and Safety team will also circulate more detailed notes and assessments of these proposed changes in due course.

Webber Wentzel is preparing detailed comments for submission to the Department of Employment and Labour. If any of our clients would prefer to raise any concerns or submit specific comments as part of our comments, please feel free to reach out to our Occupational Health and Safety Team. Similarly, any employers preferring to submit personal comments and who may wish to discuss these with our team are welcome to get in touch.

Please contact Nadine if you would like to discuss these proposed regulations in more detail.

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