Better Regulation Division

About us

The Centre for Work Health and Safety brings together experts in the fields of Research, Insights and Analytics, Science Outreach and Business acumen to collaborate with internal and external stakeholders, industry representatives and the scientific community. The aim of the Centre is to leverage cutting edge research and data to create awareness, suggest smarter approaches and bring about behaviour change in work health and safety in NSW.


Our approach

The Centre for Work Health and Safety’s approach is founded on open and transparent communication and information sharing. Through this we establish trust, create collaboration, and provide opportunities for others to learn from our knowledge and experiences.

Our aim is to unearth evidence that shapes work health and safety policy, practice and performance ultimately enhancing healthy, safe and productive working lives.  We co-design research with workers, industry, government and research community to uncover insights:

  • ensuring the research is practical and useful for the end user
  • generating and/or distributing new knowledge about work health and safety risks and controls
  • quickly translating research findings and new knowledge into practice and innovative harm-prevention interventions
  • drawing together expertise to identify, pose and tackle important questions that emerge in relation to work health and safety
  • developing an effective and evidence-based injury and illness surveillance system to drive further reductions in the incidence of workplace harm in NSW.