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New Zealand workers remembered on International Memorial Day

May 1st 2023

New Zealand workers remembered on International Memorial Day

New Zealanders who have died as a result of a work-related injury or illness have been remembered on International Workers’ Memorial Day.

WorkSafe Chief Executive Phil Parkes said, “This year’s theme is a safe and healthy working environment as a fundamental principle and right at work.”

“This means when people go to work or are at a workplace, they know they won’t be at risk or harmed. It’s all about keeping people healthy and safe from long-term illness, injury, or death.”

According to WorkSafe data, in 2002, the workplace fatality rate was 5.4 per 100,000 workers, but in 2022, the rate was 2.2.

For more information, visit the WorkSafe NZ website.

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