Workplace Health and Safety Strategy
The Workplace Health and Safety Strategy (the Strategy) vision aims to achieve “healthy people in safe and productive workplaces"
The Strategy provides a framework for the workplace health and safety activities of government agencies, local government, unions, employer and industry organisations, other non-government organisations, and workplaces
Its purpose is to prevent work-related injuries and disease by:
- raising awareness of workplace health and safety
- co-ordinating and prioritising the actions of a wide range of organisations
- improving the infrastructure that supports workplace health and safety.
Implementation of the Strategy requires commitment not only from the government but also from employer and industry organisations, unions, workplaces, and other non government organisations. The Strategy can be used as a basis for working together toward a shared vision of healthy people in safe and productive workplaces.
The WHSS also supports the New Zealand Injury Prevention Strategy.