New Zealand has a target of reducing fatal and serious non-fatal work-related injury by the year 2020.
The three work-related acute injury rates indicate New Zealand’s progress towards the work-related acute fatality and serious injury reduction target – a 25% reduction from baseline by 2020.
The 2019 data published in December 2020 suggests that progress in reducing acute deaths and serious injuries has been interrupted, as data shows increases across all indicators. The rate of fatal injuries is currently lower than the 2020 target but while the rate of serious work-related acute injury is above the interim and 2020 targets, it is below baseline. There have been mixed results across our highest risk industries.
Future updates and progress reports will be published on our website.