Alert: Limited services due to Auckland CBD fire

Due to the fire in Auckland CBD there will be limited services with possible delays in managing calls. You can still notify us via our online form or email healthsafety.notification@worksafe.govt.nz. We apologise for any inconvenience.

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 working safely.

Today, work-related health shares our focus with work-related safety – with good reason. Each year, an estimated 750-900 people die in New Zealand from work-related disease. And there are an estimated 5000-6000 hospitalisations each year due to work-related ill-health.

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

Further reading

WorkSafe’s position on work-related (occupational) health