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Message from the Chair of the Board

The headlines over the last month have been dominated by two local stories of tragedy - at Whakaari White Island and the devastating Australian bush fires. What these have in common is the issue of heroism. The helicopter pilots and skippers whose first thought was to turn around and head back to the island to rescue casualties and the firefighters - mostly volunteers who expose themselves daily to massive and volatile risks in order to try and hold the line and save life and property. ...

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INSHPO - GREG DEARSLY ELECTED VP

Members will be aware of NZISM's involvement in INSHPO, an organisation we have been members of since 2010. INSHPO is governed by a Board made up of representatives of all 13 member associations and within that Board is an Executive Committee comprising Vice President, President Elect, President and Immediate Past President. Every year the member associations vote on a new Vice President, as representatives of this committee go through a 4 year cycle of roles; each year the Immediate Past President drops off with the other representatives stepping into the next role. ...

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MESSAGE FROM THE CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

I can’t believe it is that time of year already, I recall many years ago when December was a relatively slow month filled with Christmas lunches and client catch-ups before the summer holidays; working life has changed substantially and we now sprint through to the very end. This is the last of my updates for 2019 as the National office closes for 2 weeks between 23rd December and 6th January. ...

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UPDATE FROM THE NZISM PRESIDENT

Kia ora koutou to all members and supporters of NZISM. It was a real pleasure this week to attend the first formal meeting of the new NZISM Senior Leadership Team. While we met recently via an online forum, this was our first face-to-face gathering and it was important for us to do this before the end of the year so the team can head into 2020 with a clear plan on how to develop the new roles into the future. ...

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SPONSOR ANNOUNCEMENT

edenfx are long-term supporters of NZISM and we are really excited to have recently cemented our partnership with them as a Principal Partner. ...

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ACC H&S ADVICE SUBSIDY

MANUFACTURING, 6-99 EMPLOYEES ...

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​Banking on health, safety and well-being

A bank wouldn’t usually be the first organisation to spring to mind when asked to name a business where health and safety is a priority. ...

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Safeguard Issue 177

ARE YOU BEING BULLIED? ...

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NZISM CONSULTATION MEETINGS FOR FEEDBACK ON THE PLANT, STRUC...

NZISM are running a number of online meetings to work through our response to the various sector questions that MBIE have posed in their consultation document on Implementing the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015: Better Regulation Plant, Structures and Working at Heights. ...

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Safeguard Issue 176

LEAVING WORKERS IN THE DUST ...

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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). ...

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The evolution of the OHS profession in New Zealand

Christopher Peacea,b,⁎ , Felicity Lammc , Greg Dearslyd , Helen Parkese ...

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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. ...

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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. ...

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Safeguard Issue 175

DISABILITY RECONSIDERED ...

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NZISM President Greg Dearsly on Dr Todd Conklin's Podcast

Get Caught Trying to Make the World Better!Best Safety Podcast, Safety Program, Safety Storytelling, Investigations, Human Performance, Saf ...

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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. ...

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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. ...

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

24th 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 ...

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