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New regulations for mining health and safety

The Government has approved new regulations for mining health and safety as part of the response to the recommendations of the Royal Commission on the Pike River Coal Mine Tragedy.

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People Come First: promote a strong health and safety culture

People Come First will help managers in the mining, quarrying and tunnelling industries build and promote a strong health and safety culture in their operations.

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Safe mines: safe workers consultation

Read the response to submissions document and response documents received as a result of consultation on implementing the recommendations of the Royal Commission on the Pike River Coal Mine Tragedy.

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Pike River implementation plan

The Pike River Implementation Plan details how and when Government is responding to the recommendations of the Royal Commission on the Pike River Coal Mine Tragedy.

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Pike River mine rescue levy

The Mines Rescue (Levy) Regulations 2014 were approved by the Executive Council on Monday 17 February and will come into force on 1 March 2014.

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Establishment of WorkSafe New Zealand

The Government has established WorkSafe New Zealand, a stand-alone Crown Agent, as part of its reform of the New Zealand workplace health and safety system.

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MBIE independent investigation report released

Read the report of the independent investigation, released 10 April 2013.

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Guidelines for company directors on their health and safety responsibilities

An important resource for company directors, and part of the Ministry’s work to implement recommendations from the Royal Commission on the Pike River Coal Mine Tragedy, is now available.

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Underground mines emergency protocol

An emergency response protocol has been developed to ensure a coordinated response to any future major underground mining emergency.

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Health and Safety (Pike River Implementation) Bill

Legislation to establish the new workplace health and safety agency, WorkSafe New Zealand, and support new health and safety regulations for mining is now before Parliament where it will be considered by a select committee.

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Last updated 20 December 2013
 
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