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.
List of NOHSAC reports:
- 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