National Culture and its Impact on Workplace Health and Safety and Injury Prevention for Employers and Workers

ACC has recognised that current and increasing superdiversity will affect how employers and Government agencies undertake their health and safety activities and programmes.

The Superdiversity Institute has put a Superdiversity Framework around health and safety and injury prevention and will present its key findings and recommendations.

The report, “National Culture and its Impact on Workplace Health and Safety and Injury Prevention for Employers and Workers”, is supported by ACC.

The report impacts every employer and employee in New Zealand. It finds that the cultural and linguistic differences of different ethnic groups in New Zealand affects their view of risk, and directly or indirectly impacts their health and safety attitudes and behaviours.

The report examines tools, tactics and strategies used in eight superdiverse countries (Canada, United States of America, United Kingdom, Singapore, Germany, Kuwait, and Malaysia) to enable culturally diverse workers to effectively apply health and safety practices, and draws them together for ACC and other agencies to consider when determining how best to prevent workplace injury and promote workplace health and safety, among workers from diverse cultural backgrounds.

The report is an example of how a Superdiversity Framework can be applied to areas of policy, legislation, and regulation to ensure that issues and challenges are properly understood and to ensure that policy, law, and regulation is fit for purpose for New Zealand’s superdiverse population.

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