We sought input on revised proposals for a safe work instrument (SWI) to support the Health and Safety at Work (Hazardous Substances) Regulations 2017.

The proposed SWI was to specify requirements for work using ethanedinitrile (EDN).

Submissions received during public consultation between 28 February and 5 April 2020 led to changes to some of our original proposals. For this reason, we carried out additional targeted consultation on the revised proposals.

Purpose of the proposed safe work instrument

The proposed SWI was required to specify requirements for work using a potential new fumigant, EDN, for the phytosanitary treatment of wood products.

Submissions during the first consultation helped determine whether the proposed requirements were appropriate for work using this substance.

We sought input on revisions made to some of the proposals following the first consultation.

To learn more, read the public consultation document below. We have also included the February 2020 consultation document so that you can compare the original and revised proposals:

Targeted consultation document: Revised proposals for safe work instrument specifying requirements for using ethanedinitrile (EDN) (PDF 72 KB)
Closed consultation - Proposed safe work instrument for using ethanedinitrile (EDN) (PDF 107 KB)

Deadline for submissions

Submissions closed at 5pm Friday 7 August.


Your submission may be made public.

Once you make your submission, anyone can ask for it under the Official Information Act 1982. If you have any questions about how the information in your submission is dealt with, please contact our Regulatory Frameworks team.

Further information is available at legislation.govt.nz(external link)