For this worker right and other related objectives to be achieved at different workplaces, employers and government agencies should ensure that workers access occupational health and safety services (Winkelmann, 2000). These services should be accessed one’s health, gender, sex, race, occupation, nationality, location, and type of employment notwithstanding. Despite the numerous positive strides made in the efforts to design and implement occupational safety and health programs and policies, a lot still needs to be done since challenges such as physical, psychological, biological and chemical barriers abound (Winkelmann, 2000). Due to these challenges, workplace accidents and diseases continue to endanger the lives and health of workers across countries and industries. Currently, some industries and countries report more serious occupational health and safety indicators that make it a wakeup call for employers, employees and the regulatory authorities to put more efforts in preventing and eliminating workplace accidents, injuries, and diseases. The State of Workplace Health in New Zealand.
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