Minor Amendments to the Health and Safety at Work (Hazardous Substances) Regulations 2017

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Submissions due: 15 January 2020, 5pm

We are proposing a number of minor changes to the regulations

The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment are proposing a number of minor amendments to the Health and Safety at Work (Hazardous Substances) Regulations 2017.

You may be interested in these changes if your work involves the storage or handling of toxic or corrosive chemicals, storing LPG, paints or other flammable liquids, or diesel tank systems.

The purpose of these changes

These amendments aim to correct a number of technical issues that have been noted under the regulations. These issues make some requirements unclear, and are creating unintended compliance costs for some businesses without improving safety. 

In most cases, we are suggesting these issues are addressed by restoring the requirements that were in place prior to the 2017 regulations.

We are proposing 39 amendments in total. You can find a list of these amendments and an explanation of each in the consultation document below.

We want to hear your feedback on how these proposed changes will impact you, whether you think these suggestions will help resolve issues, and any impacts you think they may have on safety.

How to make a submission

Please provide your submission by emailing HSWregs@mbie.govt.nz by 5pm 15 January 2020, including your name and (if applicable) the name of your organisation.

The Privacy Act 1993 applies to submissions. Submissions may be requested under the Official Information Act 1982. Submissions provided in confidence can usually be withheld. MBIE will consult with submitters when responding to requests under the Official Information Act 1982.

For any questions about this consultation, contact: HSWregs@mbie.govt.nz