NZ Independent Task Force proposes overhaul of workplace health & safety system

The recently released report of New Zealand’s Independent Task Force on Workplace Health and Safety identifies significant systemic weaknesses that “require an urgent, broad-based step-change in approach and a seismic shift in attitude” by all parties… Among the many wide ranging recommendations, the authors propose incentives to encourage good safety practices, but stress they must be designed to avoid perverse effects such as non-reporting or compensation claims suppression.