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Managing health and safety
Novel coronavirus (COVID-19)
The emergence of COVID-19 across the globe has created a new work health and safety risk that businesses need to manage.Read more
HSWA is New Zealand's workplace health and safety law and sets out the principles, duties and rights in relation to health and safety. Regardless of who you are, we want you to understand what it means for you.Read more
How to manage your work health and safety risks, including a framework to help you through the process for identifying, assessing, managing and controlling risks.Read more
Stronger worker engagement and participation leads to healthier and safer workplaces. Here we help you to understand what the health and safety work act means for businesses.Read more
You and your workmates are entitled to work in environments where the risks to your health and safety are properly controlled.Read more
Health and Safety Representatives
Health and Safety Representatives (HSRs) are a well-established example of worker participation and can also support worker engagement.Read more
Health and Safety Committees
HSCs bring together workers and management in the development and review of health and safety policies and procedures for the workplace.Read more
Each year our health and safety inspectors carry out 12,500 workplace assessments. These are proactive, planned visits and are not usually triggered by an incident or health and safety complaint.Read more
Reporting concerns or incidents
If you have a concern about an unsafe or unhealthy work situation, you can raise your concern with us.Read more
Resolving workplace health and safety issues
When attempts to resolve a work health and safety issue have failed, the PCBU, HSR, or worker can ask for WorkSafe's help to resolve the issue.Read more
Request assistance to resolve issues relating to the cessation of work
A worker can stop or refuse to carry out work if they believe that the work is unsafe or would expose them to a serious health and safety risk.Read more