Alert: Notifications at reduced capacity during COVID-19 restrictions

We are operating at reduced capacity due to the COVID 19 alert level four requirements.

Please only call our 0800 number if someone is at serious risk of harm or has been seriously injured, become seriously ill, or died as a result of work.

For other notifications please complete our online forms at Notify WorkSafe.

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