business.govt.nz"
Search this website
| Options Options
Search Type
National programmes
Document Actions
 

National programmes

National programmes focus on reducing the number of workplace deaths and injuries in the sectors where the most harm is occurring.

Internationally it is recognised that proactive work has the biggest impact on improving workplace health and safety.

Through specific actions in each of these priority sectors, a real difference can be made to the work toll. That difference relies on everyone working together; government, employers, workers, industry groups and unions.

The Workplace Health and Safety Strategy for New Zealand to 2015 aims to lift New Zealand’s workplace health and safety performance and reduce the work toll to achieve healthy people in safe and productive workplaces.

 

2013/2014 National priorities

For the next year, WorkSafe New Zealand will have a strong focus on improving health and safety in the following priority areas.

 

Safer forest harvesting

Safer forest harvesting

WorkSafe New Zealand is committed to reducing serious harm and fatalities in the forestry sector.

Read more…

Safe use of machinery in manufacturing

Safe use of machinery in manufacturing

Every year hundreds of people are seriously injured at work because the machines they work on are not safe.

Read more…

Preventing falls from height in construction

Preventing falls from height in construction

Falls from three metres or less off roofs and from ladders account for most of the serious harm accidents reported to WorkSafe NZ from the construction sector.

Read more…

Quad bike safety

Quad bike safety

Quad bike injuries can be prevented - they aren't part of the job. Quad bikes are not all terrain vehicles - they can't go everywhere, do everything. Respect their limits, and make sure everyone on your farm follows these safety steps:

Read more…

HSNO – automotive spray painting, boat building and metal finishing

Hazardous substances are economically important. We use them every day in our homes, businesses, farms, factories, schools and hospitals, yet they have potential to harm people and the environment if mismanaged or mishandled.

Read more…

PLEASE NOTE

On Monday 4 April 2016, the New Health and Safety at Work Act 2015 (HSWA) came into effect.

HSWA repeals the Health and Safety in Employment Act 1992, with immediate effect.

All references to the 1992 Act on this website and within our guidance will be progressively removed.