Employers are responsible for providing a safe and healthy workplace for their workers. ACC’s role is to work with New Zealand businesses and agencies and provide resources to help prevent injuries both in and out of the workplace.
Smart tips is a free online tool that lets you customise health and safety information (or 'smart tips') specific to your work, employees and colleagues.
Do you know the real cost of an injury? ACC's injury cost calculator offers examples of the types of injury people have and the cost impact on their employer. You can also build your own scenario for an idea of the cost impact of injuries relevant to your business.
Highlights injury statistics relevant to main industries, and the resources available to help you manage hazards and prevent or reduce injuries in your workplace.
- Health services
- Meat industry
- Metal manufacturing
- Road transport
- Work smart tips.
Hints, tips and guides for making your workplace safer, and making your business a better place to work.
- ACC WorkSafe Cycle
- ACC WorkSafe Injury Model
- Safety WorkOut
- Health and safety representatives
- Small business.
The work environment, if not well managed, can be a risky place. When workers are fatigued, they are more prone to accidents; various factors can combine to create discomfort, pain and injury; and a noisy environment may lead to permanent hearing loss. The sections below contain information that can help both employers and employees to reduce these risks.
Return to work
Helping injured employees return to work is beneficial for your business and for the employee. We have great return to work programmes and dedicated Injury Management Consultants who can work with you to tailor a return to work policy and process for your business. With minor changes to their duties and a little support, some employees may even be able to recover at work.
For further information see:
- Injury management (return to work/rehabilitation) processes
- Injury management/back on the job guide for industry
- Stay at work – it’s better for all
Last updated: 17 February 2011