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The State of Workplace Health and Safety in New Zealand - June 2011

This report is a snapshot of the state of workplace health and safety in New Zealand. For the first time, key health and safety statistics have been brought together in what will become an annual report.

Every year thousands of New Zealanders are killed or injured at work, or suffer from a work-related disease, resulting in huge personal, social and financial costs.

This report forms part of the Workplace Health and Safety Strategy for New Zealand and is one action of the National Action Agenda. It gives easier access to better quality information, supporting the establishment of clear priorities for reducing New Zealand’s work toll and increasing health and safety performance.

Over time, this annual report will be used to monitor our progress towards the Workplace Health and Safety Strategy’s vision of ‘healthy people in safe and productive workplaces’.

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Workplace Health and Safety Strategy vision:

Healthy people in safe and productive workplaces

The State of Workplace Health and Safety in June 2011

5 Monitored Outcome Areas

To reduce the toll of work-related injury and disease and to increase health and safety performance, focus needs to be on five areas.

The following areas must be reduced:

The following areas must be increased:

Data at a glance

In the last 12 months there have been 85 deaths, 445 serious non-fatal injuries and 30,800 ACC entitlement claims.

What we’re doing

Supporting Notes

Notes to support this report can be found at below, or download the following for the Supporting Notes pdf [8 pages, 690kB].

These notes give further background and technical information on the indicators in the State of Workplace Health and Safety report (the SoWHS). They are summary notes, not intended to replace originating data and explanatory/technical notes.