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WORKPLACE INJURIES Shell Be Right?. The Current Issue: Sub-Topic and Selected Target Population Workplace Injuries = Significant Financial & Social Burden.

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1 WORKPLACE INJURIES Shell Be Right?

2 The Current Issue: Sub-Topic and Selected Target Population Workplace Injuries = Significant Financial & Social Burden in NZ (35% of all ACC claims 09) Construction Industry in NZ = Dangerous! Construction Industry is 5 th Largest Sector. Highest Fatal Injury Rates (22%) and Rank 4 th for Serious Injury ACC Claims and Entitlement Claims (ACC 08). Several Government Strategies Recognise This Problem. Small Construction Businesses Dominate. Poor Health and Safety Practices. Lack of Funding and Resources.

3 Community Visits Accident Compensation Corporation Auckland Meat Processors Limited Department of Labour (OSH) Fletcher Aluminium Site Safe NZ Winstone Aggregates SoPH Research Fellow

4 Likely Success of Strategy – A Mixed Models Approach 1. IDENTIFICATION OF POTENTIAL BARRIERS Limited Resources Concern of Harming Business by Reporting Culture of Unsafe Work Practices Lack of Self-Empowerment and Advocacy Lower Socio-Economic Status Cultural Barriers

5 2. INCORPORATION OF HEALTH PROMOTION MODELS Ottawa Charter for Health Promotion – 5 Key Action Areas. Our Intervention Will Focus on 3 Action Areas. - Create Supportive Environments - Strengthen Community Action - Develop Personal Skills Community Health Development Model – Top-Down vs. Bottom-Up Approaches Running in Parallel. 3. EVIDENCE-BASED APPROACH Cochrane Review 2008 Working Well Together – UK Based Programme Farm Safe NZ Site Safe NZ – Non-Governmental, Not-For-Profit Likely Success of Strategy – A Mixed Models Approach

6 The Intervention – Pilot Programme S.O.S – Safety On-Site Making Good Enough Better! Objective/Aim: To Create Supportive Working Environments, Strengthen Community Action and Develop Personal Skills. Combined Top-Down and Bottom-Up Approach: Education AND Networking Running in Parallel S afety O n S ite Making Good Enough, Better Making Good Enough, Better.

7 The Intervention – Pilot Programme S.O.S – Safety On-Site Making Good Enough Better! S afety O n S ite Making Good Enough, Better Making Good Enough, Better. Target Population: Small Construction Businesses (<10 Individuals). Aim to Recruit 50 Businesses. Range of Recruitment Methods. Run For One-Year End of Winter Case-Control to Assess Feasibility of the Programme.

8 The Intervention – Pilot Programme 1.Top-Down Approach Collaboration With Site Safe NZ Education and Training by Site Safe NZ – e.g. Safety Passports Induction Day Small Business Site Safety Kit

9 The Intervention – Pilot Programme 2. Bottom-up Approach Facilitate Networking – Self-Determined Action, Empowerment. Providing Initial Meeting Place at Induction Day. Funding Provided For Four-Monthly Meetings – Interesting Industry Expert Speakers and Demonstrations/Exhibitions. Main Focus is on the Small Businesses Determining What They Want. Proposed incentive in form of reduced ACC Levies.

10 The Intervention – Pilot Programme Evaluation Primary Outcome Measure: Pre and Post Injury Rates. Secondary outcome measures: Qualitative Assessment – Surveys.

11 Stay Safe Guys! Report Unsafe Practice:


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