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Breakfast TV - Robyn Bennett fronts up on 'Burnout'

According to international research, it's almost a certainty that you or someone close to you is suffering from chronic workplace stress. So how to combat the wide spread issue of "burnout" in our workplaces? ...

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CEO's Update 28/7/21

Kia ora koutou members and supporters - What a few weeks we have had! Two weeks ago, we welcomed the launch of our Sidney Dekker Masterclass series, the first of four webinars. For those that purchase tickets, recordings will be available online for one month, so if you aren’t available for the live sessions, you can watch the recordings before the following webinar. There is a lot of deep thinking required, but that is why it's called a Masterclass. ...

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Governance Board Internship Opportunity

The New Zealand Institute of Safety Management (NZISM) is New Zealand’s leading professional membership association for health and safety practitioners and professionals. With approximately 2,000 members across 14 branches throughout New Zealand, our purpose is to influence better health and safety outcomes at work. ...

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President's Blog 14/7/21

Kia ora koutou members and supporters. We read and hear about health and safety incidents, injuries and deaths it seems more frequently than in the past. Most recent in my mind is the horror of the deaths in the Bangladesh factory from what seems to be an illegally locked door. ...

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Your new webinar hosts

It was a tall order, trying to find someone to fill the shoes of Carlie Cossill as she prepares to hang up her headphones and embark on a full-time role back in the OHS workforce. However, WE DID IT!We are delighted to introduce you to Karl Berendt and Ben ...

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CEO's Update 30/6/21

Kia ora koutou members and supporters. All the branches have now held their AGMs and our local committees have welcomed in a mix of new Branch Managers and committee volunteers. The work your local branches undertake on behalf of NZISM enables members to gather together to share experiences, knowledge and build their local networks. We are incredibly proud of all our volunteers and I want to thank all those who have given their time in support of the profession. ...

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Kerbside collections - your input requested

In February 2020, the Ministry for the Environment commissioned WasteMINZ to undertake a national research and engagement programme and make recommendations for the standardisation of kerbside collections in New Zealand. The final report included four key recommendations. One recommendation related to the standardisation of materials collected at kerbside. Two recommendations focused on how the materials could be collected and the final recommendation encouraged local government to implement kerbside collections of food waste. ...

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Working Together for better outcomes

The health and safety community in New Zealand is small and interconnected in a wide variety of ways, and much of what we get done and how we get it done, is based on a foundation of good relationships. This is very noticeable when sitting on the HASANZ governance group along with the other health and safety disciplines as we work to raise the profile of what we do to wider New Zealand.As one of the larger health and safety associations, it’s particularly important for NZISM to take a leadership role and be advocatin ...

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CEO's Update 19/5/21

Kia ora koutou members and supporters. This week on the 21st and 22nd of May we celebrate Global Leadership Day. To mark this occasion, I would like us all to take the opportunity to check in with ourselves and with our colleagues. This past year has been an extraordinary time where many of us have had to cope with an inordinate amount of stress both in our personal and professional lives. ...

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Free Prize Draw - Safeguard Conference

NZISM is delighted to offer one lucky member the opportunity to win a free ticket to attend the Safeguard National Health & Safety Conference at the Cordis Hotel on 1-2 June 2021. ...

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President's Blog 05/05/21

Kia ora koutou members and supporters of NZISM. Health and safety impacts on all workplaces and with over 2,000 members across the country and internationally, we have reach into many and varied organisations. One of current challenges is managing the health and safety aspects of MIQ facilities. ...

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ESL IMPAC Internship

ESL Network Partner, IMPAC, shares our commitment to mentor and grow the industry’s up-and-coming practitioners and in support of this are offering a great opportunity to a deserving ESL network member. ...

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Masterclass Content Confirmed

Details of this much-anticipated Masterclass series are now available. Find out more ...

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April 28 - World Day for Safety and Health at Work

Wednesday 28th April is World Day for Safety and Health at Work. This year’s theme focuses on the investment into resilient occupational safety and health systems that help in anticipating, preparing and responding to crisis situations. Since it emerged as a global crisis in early 2020 the COVID-19 pandemic has influenced many aspects of the working environment from transmission risk to the OHS risks created by the measures we have implemented in workplaces to respond to the threat of the virus. In New Zealand COVID-19 has largely been dealt with as a public health issue. ...

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Remembering Ravi Kolluru

It is with a heavy heart that I announce the sudden passing of our dear colleague and friend, Ravi Kolluru.Ravi was a much loved and respected ...

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Getting worker buy-in - ACC subsidy for H&S advice

Involving staff in selecting their own personal protective equipment (PPE) has paid off for the Christchurch-based maker of the Woodsman brand of log fires, W.H Harris. In the past, the company sometimes had issues getting staff to wear the correct PPE, says W.H. Harris Operations Manager Mark Streeter. “But rather than go down the track of forcing people to wear equipment they didn’t like, we decided to involve them in choosing new PPE themselves,” Mark says. To do this, the company engaged Sue MacEwan, a HASANZ-registered H&S Professional with consultancy Safe & Sound Solutions. ...

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ESL Scholarship Closes TODAY 5pm

ESL Network Partner, IMPAC, shares our commitment to mentor and grow the industry’s up-and-coming practitioners and in support of this are offering two great opportunities to deserving ESL network members. ...

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President's Blog 7/4/21

Kia ora koutou members and supporters of NZISM. Recently the Ports of Auckland Limited (POAL) released their report on their Independent Review of the health and safety framework and culture at POAL which was completed by CHASANZ. It included our own accredited members and is a solid report, covering the relevant areas, and as expected, with a sizeable range of suitable recommendations. ...

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iiRSM Award finalists - Dempsey Wood

We would like to congratulate NZISM member John McCammon and his multi-disciplinary team at Dempsey Wood who have been nominated as a finalists in the iiRSM Awards which will be held on 20 May and webcast from the UK. Category - "Change Programme ...

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CEO's Update 24/3/21

Kia ora koutou members and supporters. I would like to begin this update by acknowledging the very courageous step our Southland Branch Manager Michelle Carter has taken, to publicly announce she is stepping back from her career to take care of her mental health, focus on her whanau and improve her wellbeing. While we will be sad to lose her leadership of our Southland Branch, the prioritisation of her mental health and her openness about this has demonstrated incredible self-awareness and role modelled what great leadership looks like. ...

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IOSH Magazine: Women in OHS

Women continue to make their mark around the globe in the area of OHS. This month, timed to celebrate International Women's Day (yesterday 8 March), IOSH Magazine's put a spotlight on female safety leaders, practitioners and influencers from around the world. One of the women chosen was our own President, Robyn Bennett. ...

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President's Blog 10/03/21

Kia ora koutou members and supporters of NZISM - There have been some interesting and robust discussions recently regarding the need for those undertaking health and safety investigations to be registered as private investigators under the Private Security Personnel And Private Investigators (PSPPI ) Act 2010. ...

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Sydney Dekker Masterclass Series

You told us in the annual member survey that you wanted to meet him. So guess who we have secured to undertake a special Masterclass Series, later this year? Yep, Mr Sidney Dekker himself! We won't be hauling a roadshow around this year, so this series stands in its place. It means no-one will miss out, regardless of where they live.We hope you are as excited as we ar ...

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