By NZISM Secretary
The timing (just before Christmas) meant that Workplace Relations and Safety Minister Iain Lees-Galloway's announcement of a new health and safety strategy garnered little attention. The strategy sets out a direction for New Zealand's workplace health and safety over the next 10 years — developed by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment, WorkSafe New Zealand and a range of stakeholders. The next step will be to turn the strategy's vision into action, with the minister anticipating that government agencies will align their health and safety-related work with the strategy. "I also encourage sectors, businesses and communities to do the same," he said.