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MEDIA RELEASE: Australian and New Zealand Health and Safety ...

MEDIA RELEASEAustralian and New Zealand Health and Safety professional associations sign collaboration agreement The Safety Institute of Australia (to be known from July 1st as the Australian Institute for Health and Safety) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) last week with the New Zealand Institute of Safety Management (NZISM) which sets the basis for knowledge sharing, provision of mutual member benefits, a ...

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Safety Alert: Accelerated silicosis

This safety alert highlights the serious health and safety risks of exposure to high levels of respirable crystalline silica (RCS) in the stone benchtop manufacturing industry.Read full article

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UPDATE FROM THE NZISM PRESIDENT

Kia ora koutou to all members and supporters of NZISM.Recently Selena and I, along with a number of other kiwi’s travelled to Sydney to attend the Safety Institute of Australia’s annual conference. It was a great event and there was plenty of opportunity to engage with the institute’s leadership and wider membership. For those who attended the recent NZISM networking event at the Safeguard Conference, you will ...

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UPDATE FROM THE CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

Kia ora koutou members and supporters,This month members of the Operations Committee and myself have been working our way around the country to the branch AGMs to present on the proposed organisational restructure and rules changes. It has been really lovely catching up with a lot of you and seeing the fabulous events that the branches are running regularly around the country. A number of new Branch Managers and Br ...

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NZISM President Greg Dearsly on Dr Todd Conklin's Podcast

PAPod 224 - NZISM and Greg Dearsly - Todd Visits New Zealand at the End of July, 2019Get Caught Trying to Make the World Better!Best Safety Podcast, Safety Program, Safety Storytelling, Investigations, Human Performance, Safety Differently, Operational Excellence, Resilience Engineering, Safety and Resilience IncentivesGive this a listen.Thanks for listening and tell your friends. See you New Zealand eating some goo ...

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Have your say on the Accredited Employers Programme (AEP) re...

ACC is currently in the process of reviewing the AEP and are requesting input into enhancing the programme. Final programme due to be included in the 2020 Levy consultation.As part of the Phase One co-design, there is going to be 4 drop-in sessions:· Wellington: 20 May, 9am - 6pm, Wellesley Boutique Hotel (2-8 Maginnity Street, Wellington)· Christchurch: 21 May, 9am - 6pm, Distinction Hotel (14 Cathedral Square, Ch ...

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Providing health and safety simplicity in a complex environm...

Nick Engelmann is the Director of Occupational Health and Safety at Auckland District Health Board (ADHB) - we talked to him about his goal to provide a simpler approach to health and safety, and the importance of continuous professional development.A background in the Australian military, Police, shipping, mining and logistics, gave Nick Engelmann a taste for the complexity of his current role at the Auckland DHB wh ...

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Press Release: World Safety Day puts spotlight on work healt...

Wednesday, 24 April 2019, 1:55 pmPress Release: New Zealand Institute of Safety Management24th April 2019World Safety Day puts spotlight on larger work health and safety issuesWorld Safety Day is on Sunday 28th April, and is a reminder of the bad start New Zealand’s had to 2019 with 22 workplace fatalities in the first three months of 2019, compared to 9 in the first quarter of 2018.However, these statistics disgui ...

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​WISE Committee Announcement

We are pleased to announce the appointment of a new nationwide WISE Committee. The WISE Committee has been appointed by the NZISM senior leadership team to oversee the ongoing management of the WISE NZ Network behalf of the NZISM senior leadership team. The role of the committee is to support the delivery of the WISE National Events programme, develop communications, work with branches to develop loca ...

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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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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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Lifesaving Stop the Bleed campaign launched

Lifesaving Stop the Bleed campaign launchedA campaign to raise public awareness about life threatening severe bleeding after an accident has been launched today by New Zealand healthcare company Pharmaco Emergency Care, and is being supported by the Medical Director for St John.Stop the Bleed New Zealand aims to educate people about how to best manage a major bleed in the critical minutes before emergency services ar ...

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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

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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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