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Worker Exposure Survey

In November 2016, WorkSafe New Zealand (NZ) issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) for the delivery of a NZ Workforce Survey of self-reported occupational exposures. The purpose of the survey was to gather information across all industry groups and occupations in the NZ workforce to establish the prevalence of a wide range of occupational risk factors. The Centre for Public Health Research (CPHR) proposed a two-fold strategy to address the RFP requirements including:

1) a comprehensive report involving new analyses from the New Zealand Workforce Survey (NZWS; 3,003 participants from the general population) and the Māori NZWS (2,107 participants from the Māori general population). These workforce surveys were conducted by CPHR in 2004-2006 and 2009-2010, respectively.  

2) A worker exposure survey in seven targeted occupational groups: a) community-based nurses; b) collision repair workers; c) construction workers; d) hospitality workers; e) clerical workers; f) sawmill workers; g) agricultural workers.

https://worksafe.govt.nz/data-and-research/research/worker-exposure-survey/

RELATED PUBLICATIONS

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Eng A, Barnes L, 't Mannetje A, McLean D, Laird I, Douwes J. (2018) Worker Exposure Survey Report. Part 1: Results from two large New Zealand workforce surveys conducted in 2004-2006 and 2009-2010.
Report to Worksafe NZ, 31 Jan.
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Eng A, Denison H, Chung A, 't Mannetje A, McLean D, Barnes L, Keer S, Laird I, Gray M, Whaanga T, Feary Mckenzie J, Douwes J. (2019) Worker exposure survey report Part 2: Results from a worker exposure survey in seven targeted occupational groups. 31 March. link icon