Occupational safety and health country profile: New Zealand
International labour standards
Ratification of ILO conventions
Database on international labour standards
Provides access to the latest information on ILO international labour standards on OSH (such as ratification information, reporting requirements, comments of the ILO's supervisory bodies, etc.).
Policies and programmes
Progress towards the 2020 target
A blueprint for health and safety at work. It is aimed at reducing New Zealand’s workplace injury and death toll by 25 per cent by 2020. It asks for leadership and action from businesses, workers and Government to achieve this goal.
Laws and regulations
National regulatory framework
Global database on OSH legislation
Provides a picture of the regulatory framework of the main elements of OSH legislation. Contains comprehensive legal information and analysis.
National labour legislation database
Includes abstracts of OSH legislation and citation information. Full text of laws or a relevant source is linked to the records, when available.
Authorities and bodies
WorkSafe NZ is New Zealand’s workplace health and safety regulator. Its focus is to embed and promote good workplace health and safety practices. It works closely with employers, employees and others to educate them about their workplace health and safety responsibilities; engage them in making changes that reduce the chances of harm; and enforce workplace health and safety legislation.
Database of labour statistics
Contains annual data collected mainly through the ILO yearly questionnaire. It covers a wide range of topics including occupational injuries.
Information and advisory services
WorkSafe New Zealand
Provides a wide range of information and guidance about health and safety in the workplace and approved training. It produces up to 35 standards each year in collaboration with businesses, workers and other key stakeholders.