Safety at Work


A healthy workplace is one where workers and managers work together to continually improve, protect and promote the health, safety and wellbeing of all workers.


Successful health and safety systems have a strong safety culture.  This includes good leadership at all levels, engaged workers, shared ownership, effective training and resourcing and monitoring what matters. 



Introduction to the Health and Safety at Work Act

The Health and Safety at Work Act (HSWA) 2015 is New Zealand’s key work health and safety law. WorkSafe, New Zealand’s primary workplace health and safety regulator, outline a plain English explanation of the key requirements under HSWA.
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Models and Frameworks

Framework for Negotiating a Worker Participation Agreement

The Health and Safety At Work Act (HSWA) 2015 requires businesses to engage with their workers to share information, raise health and safety issues and contribute to decision making processes. DHBs and our union partners have developed a framework that we agree we can commit to and use as a basis to negotiate worker participation agreements for health and safety matters.
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The relationship between worker and patient safety

The World Health Organisation (WHO) recognises Health Worker Safety is a priority for patient safety and published a charter for health worker safety in September 2020.
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World Health Organisation Healthy Workplaces: a model for action

The World Health Organisation (WHO) outlines four key areas to influence to achieve healthy workplaces.
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