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UPDATE FROM THE CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

Kia ora koutou members and supporters,We held the NZISM Annual General Meeting in Christchurch last Thursday where the special resolution to amend the current Constitution was proposed. The Constitutional amendments were focused on streamlining our processes, changing the current Advisory Board to a Governance Board and encompassing all the responsibility that comes with a formal governance model. It also proposed a ...

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UPDATE FROM THE NZISM PRESIDENT

Kia ora koutou to all members and supporters of NZISM.Wow, what a fabulous fortnight we have had with Todd Conklin. In excess of 300 NZISM members got to hear from Dr Conklin as he regaled us with stories of his experiences in human and organisational performance. Nothing beats listening to an experienced professional who is able to capture the attention of an audience, and what I saw was groups of people mesmerized ...

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Media Release: Worker well-being moving up business agenda

Please find below a press release on visiting international health and safety advocate and author Dr Todd Conklin, from the New Zealand Institute of Safety Management (NZISM).Worker well-being moving up business agendaWorkplace health and safety is focusing more on well-being as organisations consider mental health, work life balance, stress levels and team relationships as important supports for productivity, says a ...

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The evolution of the OHS profession in New Zealand

Christopher Peacea,b,⁎ , Felicity Lammc , Greg Dearslyd , Helen Parkese a Victoria Business School, Victoria University of Wellington, PO Box 600, Wellington 6140, New Zealand b Risk Management Ltd, Wellington, New Zealand c Auckland University of Technology, Private Bag 92006, Auckland 1142, New Zealand d National Manager, NZISM, PO Box 128 532, Remuera, Auckland, New Zealand e Victoria University of Wellington ...

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HASANZ DIRECTORS UPDATE

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR'S UPDATE TO MEMBERSJune 2019Tena koutou, tena koutou, tena koutou katoaTime for strategic realignment – an opportunity for us to create a future workforce togetherOne of HASANZ’s key focus areas is to build capability and capacity, and to increase the quality of health and safety advice in the system, which includes the number of competent and skilled people across all the health and safety dis ...

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Media Release: Health and safety, ESL and our evolving profe...

To see a glimpse into the future of our sector, a good person to speak to is Gareth Beck, Health Safety Advisor at engineering and infrastructure company, Aurecon, and a founding member of NZISM’s ESL, the Emerging Safety Leaders group.Like so many of us in health and safety, Gareth started his career down a different track, first studying Geology in England and then working as an environmental consultant for 9 yea ...

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NZISM in the Media: AUS and NZ Safety Professional Associati...

The Safety Institute of Australia has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the New Zealand Institute of Safety Management (NZISM), setting the basis for knowledge sharing, provision of mutual member benefits, and collaboration on future projects.At the signing ceremony in Auckland, SIA Chief Executive David Clarke acknowledged the significant changes occurring in health and safety in New Zealand, describin ...

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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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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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