11 Mar 2020

WorkSafe fronts up on low investigation numbers

From Nine To Noon, 9:09 am on 11 March 2020

WorkSafe's Chief Executive Phil Parkes joins Kathryn to respond to criticism the agency isn't taking on enough investigations. Earlier in the week we heard from a health and safety lawyer and union representatives who were concerned at the declining trend in the numbers of investigations WorkSafe is conducting. Last year there were 108 workplace deaths and 31,000 injuries. WorkSafe was established as a standalone agency after Pike River, with the aim of reducing workplace deaths by a quarter by 2020 - so has it achieved its goal?

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Photo: WorkSafe