For the year ended 30 June 2005, ACC spent $39.8 million on Injury Prevention. The budget for the year ended 30 June 2006 is $46.7 million, which includes discounts for employers who are able to meet and maintain good health and safety management systems and performance.
ACC undertakes Injury Prevention programmes in five main focus areas. These areas are listed below with examples of particular programmes carried out in each area.
· Safer Communities - Alcohol and Drug-related harm, Family violence, Suicide prevention.
· Safer Homes – Slips, Trips and Falls, Child Safety for New Parents.
· Safer Workplaces - Safer industries programme, ACC partnership programme, Workplace safety management practices.
· Safer Sports – ACC Sportsmart, Sideline concussion, “the 11” prevention programme for soccer injuries, Snow safety programme, Water safety.
· Safer Road Use - Down with speed, Young driver training, Drink drive initiatives such as support for the NZ Police’s “Booze Bus” programme.
Now for the $46.7 million question.
Is it working?
The population has increased by 7 percent yet the number of accidents has increased by 15 percent. Don't tell me. We aren't spending enough.
(Info courtesy of PQs put by Dr Paul Hutchison.)
May 21 in history
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