Gordon Campbell | Parliament TV | Parliament Today | News Video | Crime | Employers | Housing | Immigration | Legal | Local Govt. | Maori | Welfare | Unions | Youth | Search

 


Find out the unique ‘injury profile’ of your town or city

Find out the unique ‘injury profile’ of your town or city


Where and how do injuries happen in your town or city?

How many days of potentially productive work are lost locally because of injury?

And how does your town or city compare with the rest of New Zealand?

Answers to these questions, and more, can be found in the Injury Comparison Reports available on ACC’s website, which were recently updated based on 2012/13 data.

There are 72 reports available – one for each territorial authority in New Zealand.

ACC’s General Manager of Injury Prevention, Megan McKenna, says “The reports are a valuable tool that can help ACC and communities prioritise local injury prevention initiatives.

“Here in New Zealand, we have a wealth of information about injuries and their causes, through the comprehensive data collected by ACC.

“The ACC data in the reports is complemented by statistics from other sources, such as the Police and Statistics New Zealand, to provide an even more insightful picture of where and how injuries are happening.”

Ms McKenna says ACC is keen to share this data, to enable the best possible use to be made of it.

“ACC has a big role to play in injury prevention, and we work collaboratively with other organisations, such as Government agencies and local Councils, to do this.

“These reports give us all a snapshot of what’s happening at a community level, and we hope they’ll help inspire solutions that ultimately enhance people’s wellbeing.”

ACC recently updated its approach to injury prevention, identifying seven priority areas, which generally result in the highest rate, severity and costs of injuries:

- falls

- road injuries

- workplace injuries

- treatment injuries

- sport and recreational injuries

- lifting, carrying and strain injuries

- intentional harm (including sexual violence).

“We also have community injury prevention consultants based all over New Zealand. Their job is to coordinate the delivery of our injury prevention initiatives to help address local issues and concerns.”

The updated Injury Comparison Reports can be viewed at: http://www.acc.co.nz/preventing-injuries/communities/injury-comparison-reports/WPC118744#P100_1916

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

 

Spy Update: Appointment Of GCSB Acting Director

GCSB Chief Legal Advisor Lisa Fong will become the Acting Director of the Government Communications Security Bureau (GCSB) from 15 February 2016, Minister Responsible for the GCSB Christopher Finlayson announced today. More>>

Protests Close Roads: TPP Signed In Auckland

“TPP was signed by Australia, Brunei Darussalam, Canada, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, the United States and Viet Nam.” More>>

ALSO:

Emails Behind 'Diplomatic Immunity' Case: Whitehead Report Released

“As previously indicated the conclusions reached by Mr Whitehead’s investigation are not unexpected but they are very disappointing,” Mr Mccully says. “At the heart of the matter is a single email, along with procedural shortcomings, which gave Malaysian officials the impression it would be acceptable for Mr Rizalman to return to Malaysia." More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On The Treaty/TPP Overlap, And Iowa

The fears about the ISDS provisions in the Trans Pacific Partnership deal are well-founded. The reality is that there is a sharp uptick in the occurrence of ISDS litigation in developed countries, and even the right wing likes of The Economist have been souring on the process for some time. More>>

ALSO:

Christchurch Red Zone Offers: Fresh High Court Proceedings

Grant Cameron, Solicitor for the Quake Outcasts said “the action seeks judicial review of the Crown’s recent decision to make a fresh offer to purchase properties from uninsured property owners in red zones. More>>

ALSO:

PM's Post-Cabinet Press Conference: Waitangi And TPP

Prime Minister John Key on Tuesday said his office has received an invitation for him to visit the Lower Marae on Waitangi Day, but was waiting for a meeting of the Te Tii Marae Trustees. More>>

ALSO:

Flagged: 'Wrong Colour' Bridge Flag To Change

NZ First: Only 13 days after National trumpeted its legally questionable flag on Auckland Harbour Bridge, it is now coming down because it is the wrong colour... “Mr Key’s latest flag fiasco is another waste of taxpayers' money. Given it is coming down, down is exactly the location where it should remain. More>>

ALSO:

School's In: Children Head Back To School

“Across the whole of this year we expect 61,820 five year olds will begin their primary schooling for the first time,” says the Ministry of Education head of sector enablement and support Katrina Casey. More>>

ALSO:

Dog & Lemon: FBI Disagrees With NZ Government Over Police Chases

Multiple studies, quoted by the FBI, show that once suspects realise they're no longer being chased; they tend to slow down to normal driving speeds and therefore become far less of a risk. The FBI report also categorically rejected the argument that abandoning police chases meant ‘giving in’ to offenders. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Politics
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news