Review of Schedule 2 of the Injury Prevention Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 2001 (IPRC Act): Report to the Minister of Labour - 2005/06
i. NOHSAC is responsible for providing independent advice to the Minister of Labour on occupational health and safety issues in New Zealand. NOHSAC plays a key role in providing an independent assessment to the Minister on the major occupational health and safety issues for the New Zealand workforce, of advising on the measures that would deliver the greatest benefit for the prevention of occupational injury and disease, and in developing an evidence-based approach to occupational health and safety issues.
ii. Presumably “injury” in this case includes any disorder, regardless of whether it is usually described as an injury or a disease. This is explained in more detail in Sections 20(2) and Section 26 of the Act.
iv Note that the ACC has a legislated maximum time of nine months within which it must issue a decision on a claim for personal injury caused by work-related gradual process, disease or infection.
xvi. From http://www.ilo.org/ilolex/english/convdisp1.htm. Accessed August 2005.
xvii. From http://www.ilo.org/ilolex/english/convdisp1.htm. Accessed August 2005.
xix. From Injury Prevention, Rehabilitation, and Compensation Act 2001. See http://www.legislation.govt.nz/browse_vw.asp?content-set=pal_statutes. Accessed August 2005.
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