The Dom Post editorial:
It is a rare feat for a government of any hue to embark on changes to workplace laws that win the approval of employers and unions alike.
Labour Minister Simon Bridges has managed to achieve that with the overhaul of health and safety rules and regulations he revealed last week.
The package activates nearly all the recommendations from the Independent Task Force on Workplace Health and Safety, which was set up following the Pike River Coal mining tragedy.
The fact the measures have been broadly welcomed by the Council of Trade Unions and Business NZ is a good indication the task force struck the right balance between the need to reduce on-the-job accidents and strangling businesses with red tape.
I think the key thing is the flexibility for smaller businesses, as a one size fits all prescription would be very bad,Tags: Dominion Post, editorials, OSH, Simon Bridges