2 Sep 2022

Worksafe needs to improve oversight, says lawyer

From Midday Report, 12:15 pm on 2 September 2022

Worksafe wants the construction sector to focus on improving health and safety - but a lawyer tracking the watchdog's work says Worksafe needs to turn the attention on itself. 

The agency says since the start of last year, at least two workers have died in construction every month and just over one worker per day has been seriously injured

And its chief executive Phil Parkes says he's fed up with prosecuting people and not seeing change.

Health and safety lawyer and partner at Chapman Tripp Garth Gallaway spoke to Māni Dunlop.