Health and safety compliance is on the decline in New Zealand, according to the regulator in charge of workplace safety.
While the country has made strides in reducing the number of workplace deaths and injuries, there are fears that complacency may be creeping in.
WorkSafe NZ chief executive Nicole Rosie said the real challenge is enduring change which involves a change in culture.
Since WorkSafe was established in New Zealand in 2013 after the Pike River disaster, the number of workplace deaths have been declining but improvement seems to have slowed.
Read why New Zealanders may be becoming complacent about workplace safety at https://www.stuff.co.nz/business/better-business/106355421/complacency-rises-in-workplace-health-and-safety-and-were-all-to-blame