Kaiārahi i te Reo, Therapists', ATSSD, Special Education Assistants' Collective Agreement
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Part 7: Other Working Conditions
Kaiārahi i te Reo, Therapists', ATSSD, Special Assistants' Collective Agreement
Effective 13 December 2019 to 6 February 2022
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7.1 Sexual Harassment
7.1.1 The parties to this agreement consider sexual harassment in the workplace is not acceptable and attention is drawn to Part 12 of this Agreement.
7.2 Health and Safety
7.2.1 Attention is drawn to the provisions of the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015, the Ministry of Education/New Zealand School Trustees Association Health and Safety Practical Guide for Boards of Trustees and School Leaders 2016, any amendment or any other relevant legislation or code subsequently introduced.
7.3.1 The parties agree in principle that responsibility for pre-exposure immunisation of employees rests with employers who should accept responsibility for safety in the workplace, advised as necessary by health officials.
7.3.2 In situations where employees may be at significantly increased risk of acquiring hepatitis B or similar diseases because of the nature of their job, the situation shall be assessed on an individual basis to decide if immunisation would be appropriate. Immunisation will be provided by the employer if appropriate.
7.3.3 In all situations where there is a risk of infection of the kind envisaged in clause 7.3.2, it shall be the duty of the employer to require safe working practices on the part of the employee and to ensure appropriate hygiene practices to reduce such risk to a minimum, whether or not immunisation is considered advisable.