Workplace safety gets a token mention in the press again; a few nuggets from the article –
“The health and safety sector and industry in New Zealand has suffered from too much talk and no action,”
“The need for change and for the various bodies to start “doing, not just talking” is urgent, she says.”
“Labour Minister Kate Wilkinson said in June that New Zealand’s workplace death and injury rates are not improving.”
“In a submission to the Taskforce, Robyn Levinge says New Zealand has never prioritised health and safety like it has with road safety, domestic violence and drink driving.”
The cynic in me sees the answer in the last statement; health and safety has never been prioritized simply because it’s mostly men getting maimed and killed in the workplace. Why would NZ bureaucrats want to focus on that? Totally counter to the advancement of the feminist movement that one! Keep talking girls; have another tax payer funded conference or two and simply ignore the problem.
The full story is here: NZ workplace safety a ‘national disgrace’ – consultant