At work

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.

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Tools for injury prevention

  • Habitatwork – educate workers and managers about how to prevent and manage discomfort, pain and injury in the workplace.
  • Work smart tips – create personalised sheets of stretches and health and safety tips for a worker, a team or even a whole workplace.
  • Risk reckoner (ACC5122) – helps to assess the risk of discomfort, pain or injury associated with a particular manual handling task. Use the online risk reckoner demo to see how it works, and order from the publications page.

Occupational health

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.

Industry specific safety

Highlights injury statistics relevant to main industries, and the resources available to help you manage hazards and prevent or reduce injuries in your workplace.

Small business

Useful health and safety tools for small business.

Health and safety in the workplace

Hints, tips and guides for making your workplace safer, and making your business a better place to work.

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.

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Last updated: 5 March 2014

Last reviewed: 22 January 2014