Review of the key characteristics that determine the efficacy of OHS instruments: Report to the Minister of Labour
References and Notes
i. The Robens report was produced in 1972, but its implementation was delayed until the early to mid 1980s in most jurisdictions.
ii. OHS personnel include OHS managers, OHS coordinators, OHS advisers, OHS officers, occupational health nurses and so on.
iii. Managers include site managers, workshop managers, project managers, production managers and so on.
iv. Technical/specialist staff include laboratory personnel and medical staff.
v. Feedback from the Department of Labour for the National profile of occupational health and safety in New Zealand.4
vi. This particular sector is the subject of a further NOHSAC report, which is expected to be released by December 2008.
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