New Zealand Working Life Project

Recent reviews of the state of occupational health and safety surveillance in New Zealand by the National Occupational Health and Safety Advisory Committee have revealed a woeful state of occupational hazard surveillance. This is a significant impediment to progression of health and safety initiatives in NZ. This feasibility project extends previous developmental projects by undertaking further work with a view to establishing a national survey aimed at determining the patterns of exposure to suspected and known occupational health and safety risks in NZ. This knowledge base will contribute to a broader understanding of the underlying causes of work-related injuries and disease and the possibilities for prevention.

Aim: To undertake development work with a view to establishing a national survey aimed at determining the patterns of exposure to suspected and known occupational health and safety risks in the NZ workforce.

Project Team: Rebbecca Lilley, Colin Cryer, Gabrielle Davie, Hilda Firth

Funding: Health Research Council Feasibility Grant, ACC Post Doctoral Fellowship (Rebbecca Lilley)

 
Phone: +64 3 479-7202
Email: iprunz@otago.ac.nz
 

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