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WorkSafe New Zealand is committed to helping make the manufacturing sector safer for everyone.

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Why is site safety important?

  • Manufacturing is vital to New Zealand’s economy employing around 240,000 people. It represents around 10% of the New Zealand workforce but contributes to 21% of workplace severe injury claims.
  • There were 38 fatal accidents between 2008 and 2014 in manufacturing sector – an average of five a year.
  • As well the risks of working with machinery, tools and vehicles, manufacturing workers also risk exposure on a daily basis to dusts, welding fumes and other airborne substances, including asbestos that can lead to serious ill-health or even an early death.
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Meet Steve and the Yappers

These animated videos have been created to help bosses and workers understand some of the key workplace health and safety concepts in a fun way. Check them out!

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New Health and Safety at Work Act

Find out what you need to know and be doing with the new Health and Safety at Work Act (HSWA)

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Manufacturing Update

View the WorkSafe manufacturing industry email updates.

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Coming soon to a town near you

WorkSafe’s annual construction roadshow kicks off on 19 September in Gisborne.

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