Three versions of the issues paper are available: a brief (one page), a summary (four pages) and a detailed (64 pages) version.
The brief is also available in a CI Maori version. The Ministry of Internal Affairs, together with the Cook Islands Chamber of Commerce and Cook Islands Workers’ Association, will be distributing the issues paper as widely as possible through their email database and websites. Anyone preferring hard copy versions should contact the Ministry of Internal Affairs.
In a media statement, a ministry spokesperson said the issues paper represented yet another opportunity to contribute to the national OSH reform project.
“By providing as much input and information possible, our different stakeholders and members of our community facilitate the process of shaping a new set of legislation that will be user friendly, relevant and applicable to all of us.”
The deadline for all written submissions is August 24.
The Cook Islands Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) National Reform Project aims at raising the standards of OSH across the Cook Islands by establishing new legal requirements for OSH, workers’ compensation and employers’ liability insurance
“More effective legislation will protect Cook Islands workers and support Cook Islands businesses,” a Ministry of Internal Affairs spokesperson said.