This document represents guidance only in respect of managing workplace health and safety in the meat industry. It is not legal advice and does not replace or amend an individual or collective employment agreement or an employer's health and safety policy. Neither the Meat Industry Association Inc or the Meat Industry Health and Safety Forum and its members, take responsibility for the results or any actions taken on the basis of the information contained in these Guidelines, or for any error or omissions.

1. Introduction

Welcome to the Meat Industry Health and Safety Guidelines developed by the Meat Industry Health and Safety Forum and approved by the Meat Industry Association of New Zealand Inc. These guidelines have been developed as a health and safety resource for people working in the meat industry in New Zealand. They are easy to follow and refer to and address many of the challenges we have in the meat industry today. When you go through the resource guide you will note that there are text boxes referring to practical advice, responsibilities and sources of further information.