Story: Workplace safety and accident compensation

‘Correct stacking’ poster (1st of 2)

‘Correct stacking’ poster

Before the introduction of the Accident Compensation Commision legislation, the Department of Labour and the Workers’ Compensation Board provided workplace education and compensation for workers’ injuries. This 1950s poster aims to prevent accidents in warehouses and storerooms.

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Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: C-SAFETY-1950/1960s-01

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How to cite this page:

Hazel Armstrong, 'Workplace safety and accident compensation - Workplace compensation, 19th and 20th centuries', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 8 February 2023)

Story by Hazel Armstrong, published 11 Mar 2010, reviewed & revised 18 Apr 2016