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What is work-related health?
Work-related health is about the impact work can have on people’s health. In the past, we've called it occupational healthRead more
Improving work-related health
WorkSafe has a range of actions planned in relation to work-related health and the areas which contribute the most to the burden of harm. Information about these planned actions is available here.Read more
Work-related health estimates and burden of harm
WorkSafe needs to understand the impact of work-related disease so it can develop effective ways to improve worker health. It does this using work-related health estimates and burden of harm estimates informed by comprehensive international research.Read more
Carcinogens and airborne risks
This section contains information about WorkSafe's focus on carcinogens and airborne risks.Read more
This section contains information about WorkSafe's focus on mental health and wellbeing at work.Read more
This section contains information about WorkSafe's focus on musculoskeletal disorders.Read more
Our position on work-related health
This position sets out our expectations of duty holders for work-related health under the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015 (HSWA) , the Health and Safety at Work (General Risk and Workplace Management) Regulations 2016, and Health and Safety at Work (Hazardous Substances) Regulations 2017.Read more
Violence at work
Violence in the workplace can take many forms – ranging from physical assault, robberies and verbal abuse to intimidation and low-level threatening behaviour.Read more