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Why the focus on work-related health?
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Why the focus on work-related health?

Work-related health is about the interaction between a person’s work and their health. For WorkSafe, it’s about the way work can impact on worker’s health and the way their health may impact on them working safely.

Today, work-related health shares WorkSafe’s focus with work-related safety – with good reason. Each year, an estimated 600-900 people die in New Zealand from work-related disease.

Often, a work-related injury is immediately visible. However, the effects of exposure to a work-related health hazard may not become visible for days, weeks, months or even decades.  


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Last updated 9 August 2016

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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.