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NZ Workplace Health & Safety Awards: finalists announced

Congratulations to Bridget Smaill, Malika Rose and Sue Mills for being nominated for the Safeguard NZISM Practitioner of the Year Awards.We would also like to congratulate all our members who have been nominated this year. We are really excited to see NZISM members represented so widely every category again this year.Finalists release - media.pdf

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UPDATE FROM THE NZISM PRESIDENT

Kia ora koutou to all members and supporters of NZISM.The 15th March 2019 is obviously a date that will be significant for New Zealand, Selena’s message in the last newsletter reflected well the support NZISM has for all people effected and involved and the impact this event will continue to have. I thought I would briefly share my experience. Having flown out of NZ on that morning, we landed in Tokyo and turned on ...

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Research Invitation – Help build the OSH body of knowledge

All New Zealand based Occupational Health and Safety Professionals and Practitioners are invited to partake in a research study.New Zealand had a comparatively high rate of work-related harm compared to other countries (MBIE, 2018, p. 7). This study aims to investigate the potential link between our national safety performance and the workplace environment for Occupational Health and Safety Professionals and Practiti ...

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HASANZ DIRECTORS UPDATE

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR'S UPDATE TO MEMBERSApril 2019Tena koutou, tena koutou, tena koutou katoaThe year is flying by and HASANZ is pumping, as they say.Getting out and aboutIt was great to get out and about as part of the Business Central health and safety roadshow in March. We visited seven North Island centres and there are two more to go. There was a good turnout everywhere. Most of the attendees were business people ...

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UPDATE FROM THE CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

Kia ora koutou members and supporters,It is with a heavy heart that we begin this newsletter by acknowledging all those who have been impacted by the horrific events in Christchurch this past week, our thoughts are with our members and supporters who have lost friends, family and colleagues. Along with the rest of New Zealand, we stand beside you, sharing your grief, not only for those whose lives were lost in this ...

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LAUNCHING THE EMERGING SAFETY LEADERS NETWORK

NZISM is proud to announce the launch of the Emerging Safety Leaders Network which will support those who are developing their careers in the occupational health and safety industry in New Zealand. The Emerging Safety Leaders Network is being established to provide NZISM members and non-members the opportunity to engage with and learn from their peers.Feedback we have received from members, tells us that the traditio ...

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​NZISM and Women in Safety NZ Network Combine Forces

The Women in Safety Excellence NZ network has been running for a number of years now. Established by Margaret van Schaik and Helen Parkes in 2010, it has a network for more than 130 members around New Zealand, from all different backgrounds. The network promotes the equity and advancement of women in the safety profession, striving to continuously influence industry to address current and future safety challenges aff ...

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NZISM in the media: 10 year work safety strategy

The timing (just before Christmas) meant that Workplace Relations and Safety Minister Iain Lees-Galloway's announcement of a new health and safety strategy garnered little attention. The strategy sets out a direction for New Zealand's workplace health and safety over the next 10 years — developed by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment, WorkSafe New Zealand and a range of stakeholders. The next step ...

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Health and Safety at Work Strategy

The Health and Safety at Work Strategy was launched last week, setting out the Government's vision for improving workplace health and safety across New Zealand over the next ten years.Read More

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NZISM in the media: December danger for workers

She’ll be right. Kiwis’ No.8-wire mentality has meant into a whole lot of accidents over the years. Thankfully, health and safety is becoming a bigger thing in New Zealand’s workplaces, writes Diana ClementThe New Zealand Institute of Safety Management (NZISM) has released statistics showing that more accidents occur at this time of the year as people become tired and lose focus. It's easy for workers to lose c ...

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HASANZ - 2018 SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS ANNOUNCED

Media release INAUGURAL HASANZ SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS ANNOUNCED The Health and Safety Association of New Zealand (HASANZ) has awarded 18 inaugural scholarships for tertiary education in workplace health and safety in 2019. HASANZ Scholarships include funding to support full or part-time study for up to two years, plus practical experience and mentoring. The HASANZ Scholarship Programme was established in Septe ...

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NZISM IN THE MEDIA

Make sure you reach Christmas safely - NZISMGreg Dearsly, President of NZISM, cautions it’s easy for people to have so much on their mind they lose concentration and that can result in an incident. "Our aim is to grow awareness of the heightened risk so everyone gets to the holidays safe and sound - injuries ruin holidays, and it’s no fun for you, your family or friends, or they can be longer term and have more ...

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​HASANZ EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR'S UPDATE TO MEMBERS

Tena koutou, tena koutou, tena koutou katoaIt’s all action at HASANZ! Much of the activity is in support of our primary focus on workforce development. This follows on from the HASANZ Workforce Capability Development Forum opened by Minister Galloway in May.HASANZ Scholarship ResponseWe have had a fantastic response to the inaugural HASANZ Scholarship Programme with 100 applications received by the closing date. Al ...

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Workplace bullying a reality for one in five Kiwis: Report

https://www.nzherald.co.nz/business/news/article.c...

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HASANZ Media Release

SCHOLARSHIPS CREATED TO BOOST HEALTH AND SAFETY WORKFORCE An annual Scholarship Programme has been established by the Health and Safety Association of New Zealand (HASANZ) to build the capability and capacity of New Zealand’s professional health and safety workforce. The HASANZ Scholarship Programme was launched on Wednesday 5 September by the Minister for Workplace Relations and Safety, the Hon. Iain Lees Galloway ...

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NZISM MEDIA RELEASE

4 SEPTEMBER 2018Nip workplace bullying in the budNew Zealand’s largest health and safety professional association is calling for workplace bullying to move up the agenda of employers to create a culture of kindness.The New Zealand Institute of Safety Management (NZISM) is highlighting rising bullying rates in New Zealand in comparison to other developed countries, with New Zealand having the second-worst rate in th ...

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Changes to the NZISM Accreditation Programme

NZISM and the grading panel are pleased to announce we have made changes to the way we assess the entry requirements for our graduate level accreditation.Previously we have required members to have completed qualifications that are a minimum NZQA level 6 diploma with 60% of the content in occupational health and safety (OHS) subjects.Any higher-level qualification also required at least 60% of the content to be in OH ...

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Update from the NZISM CPD Committee

Update from the NZISM CPD CommitteeThe CPD committee was formed out of a request from the NZISM National Executive Committee to implement an increased focus on continuing professional development (CPD) for members, as was highlighted in a member survey carried out by Christopher Peace, NZISM Certified Fellow member. The survey report, dated 12 September 2016, identified the need for CPD to be promoted and delivered a ...

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Sun Smart - protecting workers from solar UV radiation - new...

Protecting workers from solar UV radiation bookletSunsmart workersUV Flyer & App details

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Register That - Update 3

A progress update on the HASANZ register of workplace health & safety professionalsRegisterthatupdate3final.pdf

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Minister's priorities

Minister's prioritiesThe introduction of targeted initiatives to improve the health and safety of Maori workers, a stronger focus on both occupational disease and mental health, and an improved joint approach to injury prevention from ACC and WorkSafe are among the 2018 priorities for the new Minister of Workplace Relations and Safety, Iain Lees-Galloway, who is also Minister for ACC.In Auckland to officially open a ...

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HASANZ APPOINTS EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR - Media Release

7 February 2018 Media release HASANZ APPOINTS EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR The Health and Safety Association of New Zealand (HASANZ) has appointed Philip Aldridge as its first Executive Director, with responsibility for managing its day to day operations and implementing its business strategy. HASANZ is the umbrella organisation for workplace health and safety professions and was established in September 2014 to raise professi ...

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