Towards 2020

New Zealand has a target of reducing fatal and serious non-fatal work-related injury by 25% by the year 2020, with an interim target of 10% by 2016.

This target reflects the ongoing commitment to reduce work-related harm following the 2010 Pike River Coal Mine Tragedy.

Data reported in October 2017 confirms that New Zealand has met the interim target of a 10% reduction in the rate of fatal and serious work-related injury, and both rates are currently lower than the 2020 target. While the target indicators are tracking in the right direction, further analysis shows that there is still progress to be made.

Future updates and progress reports will be published on our website – new information is expected to be published in late 2018, following the release of Statistics New Zealand data in October 2018.