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'Expect long, prescriptive regs'

'Expect long, prescriptive regs'
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OHS practitioners can expect a lot of detail in the new regulations, if those developed for the mining industry are anything to go by, the health and safety manager for Stevensons Group told the meeting.

John Casey described the Health and Safety in Employment (Mining Operations and Quarrying Operations) Regulations 2013, developed in the wake of the Pike River Royal Commission, as "long, complex, and prescriptive."

"They run to 179 pages, consist of 11 parts and 10 schedules, and the word 'must' is used over a hundred times."

Casey said he believed these regulations showed what to expect from those that will be developed to support the new act. "These were the first cab off the rank. The mining industry was at the forefront, and I believe it's set the scene for New Zealand health and safety generally."



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John Casey
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Stevensons Group
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