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Why are we here?

Construction is one of New Zealand’s biggest industries with almost 200,000 workers – but it’s also one of the four sectors with the worst worker injury rates.

Worker fatalities are more than double the average for all other sectors.

Twice as many workers are made ill by work than are injured. Each death is one too many and simple measures can prevent them.

This webpage will give you information and support to keep yourself, your workers, contractors and subcontractors healthy and safe at work. WorkSafe New Zealand has a dedicated Safer Construction programme and a Canterbury Rebuild Health and Safety programme focused on delivering a safe and healthy rebuild.


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