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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

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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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​WISE Committee Announcement

We are pleased to announce the appointment of a new nationwide WISE Committee. ...

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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. ...

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Kaizon: Interview with Natalie Spray

Introducing Natalie Spray, Health & Safety Manager at Kaizon. Natalie began her career in Administration but once she was offered the opportunity to move into Health and Safety, she quickly realised what her passion was. Read on to hear more about her career change, why she’s passionate about Health and Safety, what her concerns are, and what it’s like working in a male dominated industry. *Includes quotes from NZISM and VS Health and Safety Solutions. ...

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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. ...

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Lifesaving Stop the Bleed campaign launched

Lifesaving Stop the Bleed campaign launched ...

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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. ...

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Safeguard Issue 174

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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 affecting women in the workforce locally, nationally and globally. ...

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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 will be to turn the strategy's vision into action, with the minister anticipating that government agencies will align their health and safety-related work with the strategy. "I also encourage sectors, businesses and communities to do the same," he said. ...

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Safeguard Issue 173

FROM ENFORCER TO COACH The role of H&S professional is evolving away from enforcement and towards taking a coaching approach. GREG DEARSLY looks at what coaching entails. ...

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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. ...

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Safeguard Issue 172

MENTORING OTHERS Have you considered becoming a mentor to other H&S practitioners? PHIL LEWIS-FARRELL outlines plans to boost numbers and offer a mentoring qualification. ...

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NZISM in the media: December danger for workers

The 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 concentration at this time of the year and that can result in an incident.Four people died in workplace accidents across the country in just three days in December 2017, which is a sobering statistic.Greg Dearsly, NZISM president says accidents are 30 per cent more likely at this time o ...

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NZISM IN THE MEDIA

Greg 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 serious impact," he says. ...

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