The Commission has worked with the new health and safety functional lead, ACC and Stats NZ to produce two Health and Safety metrics (as shown in the visualisation below):
- All ACC claims in the Public Service per 1,000 FTEs, and
- Entitlement ACC claims per 1,000 FTEs (serious claims that involve additional payments beyond medical fees)
The incidence of such claims in the Public Service workforce is around half that in the wider New Zealand workforce. Since 2007 the rate of workplace injuries resulting in an ACC work-related claim or entitlement payment has, on average, declined across New Zealand. In the Public Service, this rate has remained relatively unchanged although it was down slightly in 2019 (note that there can be lags in reporting claims in the latest year and this may be contributing to this decrease). The health and safety functional lead was established in August 2017 within the Public Service to work with agencies and the sector generally.
Here is a link to the latest official workplace injury statistics: https://www.stats.govt.nz/information-releases/injury-statistics-work-related-claims-2019.