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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 latest data from November 2019 suggests that progress in reducing acute deaths and serious injuries has stalled 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. While the shifts in performance are not substantial, they are not positive.
Future updates and progress reports will be published on our website.