NOHSAC Reports

The National Occupational Health and Safety Advisory Committee (NOHSAC) was established in 2003 to provide independent advice directly to the Minister of Labour on major occupational health and safety issues in New Zealand.

The Committee advised the Minister on measures that would deliver the greatest benefit for the prevention of occupational injury and disease, and developed an evidence-based approach to occupational health and safety issues.

NOHSAC academics and professional researchers produced comprehensive reports to inform important policy issues affecting all workers. Research included the burden of occupational disease and injury, the economic and social costs and surveillance of occupational disease and injury, surveillance and control of workplace exposures, and a national profile of occupational health and safety in New Zealand.


The burden of disease and injury in NZ
Methods and systems used to measure and monitor occupational disease and injury in NZ
International review of methods and systems used to measure and monitor occupational disease and injury
The economic and social costs of occupational disease and injury in NZ
International review of surveillance and control of workplace exposures
Review of Australian and NZ workplace exposure and surveillance systems
Occupational health and safety in NZ
Management and governance of occupational safety and health in five countries
Review of key characteristics that determine the efficacy of OHS instruments
The evolving work environment in NZ: Implications for occupational health and safety
Defining work-related harm: Implications for diagnosis, rehabilitation, compensation and prevention
Occupational health and safety in small business
Women’s Occupational Health and Safety in New Zealand