Managing work-related health often receives less focus and resources than managing workplace safety, but the harm is real with over 600 to 900 deaths a year from ill health caused by work exposure. Keeping workers healthy is as important as keeping them safe.
Managing health risks should in theory follow the same process as a safety risk. A PCBU must identify, minimise and if practicable eliminate health risks. One of the challenges is the effects of exposure to work-related health may not be apparent immediately.
Safeguard’s inaugural HealthRISK Conference is designed for people who feel comfortable dealing with safety but who are more apprehensive about tackling health. The conference aims to provide attendees with the tools they need to manage health like safety, and to provide a better understanding of some of the key health risks that affect New Zealand workplaces
Join us on 6 July in person or via livestream as we shine the spotlight on work-related health.