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NZISM Announces Appointment of Chief Executive Officer

Hi all NZISM members,You will have been following the progress of NZISM going through the recruitment process for a CEO for the organisation. I am delighted to announce that Selena Armstrong has accepted the role as Chief Executive Officer with effect from 21 August 2017.Selena comes to us from the Goodfellow Unit at The University of Auckland, where she was General Manager. The Goodfellow Unit develops CPD for prima ...

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Sober Check: Free Workshop

NZISM, as a matter of policy, does not endorse any particular training programs and members must evaluate courses & providers on their own meritsSober Check is running a free workshop on the 15th September in Westhaven, Auckland, where New Zealand and Australia’s top expert on workplace drug and alcohol testing (Sue Nolan) will be speaking - see details below. The workshop will cover topics such as: industry best ...

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Safeguard Salary Survey 2017

The annual Safeguard Salary Survey is now open. The survey is intended for NZ-based people whose employment is primarily focused on improving workplace health & safety, either as an employee or as a consultant. That is, it is intended for:health & safety practitionersoccupational health nursesoccupational hygienistsTo clarify, it is NOT intended for:health & safety representativesHR practitioners whose role includes ...

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Review of GRI 403: Occupational Health and Safety Reporting ...

The Global Sustainability Standards Board (GSSB), GRI’s independent standard-setting body, is reviewing its GRI 403: Occupational Health and Safety reporting standard in 2017, and is now soliciting feedback from experts and reporting practitioners on the proposed updates to the Standard.The Standard is being revised to reflect internationally-agreed best practice and to align with recent developments in occupationa ...

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NZOHNA Conference: “Healthy Workers – the future of your...

September 21st & 22nd 2017 at the Devon Hotel, New Plymouth, TaranakiWhether you are a Health & Safety Newbie or Health & Safety Master this conference is for you.Healthy Workers – the future of your business has practical learnings and insights within the health and safety industry. The NZOHNA conference is packed with the latest updates & solutions for you, whichever discipline you represent.Attending conference ...

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CPD Event - Safety's Poor Sister

NZISM Bay of Plenty CPD 2017 Event Flyer .pdfDo you want to play your part in improving our poor occupational health outcomes? Come join us for an evening dedicated to sharing knowledge around this often forgotten subject: occupational health. A selection of industry experts will share their knowledge to help you and your business understand how to keep your people healthy at work.for tickets - http://www.vhnztrainin ...

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Safety Alert: Repair and Maintenance of high-pressure hydrau...

Safety Alert - Repair and Maintenance of high pressure hydraulic hoses.pdf

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Workplace Health And Safety Strategy For NZ To 2015

National Action Agenda 2010-2013 The Minister of Labour, Hon Kate Wilkinson has publicly released the National Action Agenda 2010-2013. The National Action Agendas aim is to reduce New Zealands work toll by focusing on the five sectors where the most harm is occurring; construction, agriculture, manufacturing, forestry and fishing. Through specific actions in each sector a real difference can be made t ...

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DoL Legislative Changes

Some recent changes to a range of legislative Acts may affect the way you manage your business. Here are the key changes: Under the Holidays Act: The ability for employees to cash in a maximum of one week of annual holidays Transferring public holidays to another working day Under the Employment Relations Act: Extending trial periods to all employers Changes to the personal grievance prov ...

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H & S Legislative Review

NZISM, New Zealands leading OH&S professional body will be holding a raft of meetings within their branch networks to discuss the H&S review. We believe this is a major topic and one that deserves all our collective attention. Those wishing to participate, member or non -member, are urged to avail yourselves to these meetings. This is the professions chance to make its collective voice heard. We have ...

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NZISM Newsletter October 2012

In this issue: NZISM � Who Are We and What Are We Trying to Achieve? NZISM/NZSC Memorandum of Understanding Member Survey NZISM Professional Development Programme Review Mentoring Programme Taskforce on Workplace Health & Safety Update Newsletter_Oct_2012

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Free Safety Checklists For Employers And Employees

The terrible events of recent times have once again highlighted the need to be prepared for anything. Employers along with their employees have a vital role in preparing safe work places. The NZ Institute of Safety Management (NZISM) has prepared 3 checklists that will assist employers and employee re-enter places of work safely. They cover Office Checklist Warehousing Manufacturing The checklists a ...

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NZISM/NZSC MOU

A meeting was held on 4th October between David Calvert, Chief Executive of the NZ Safety Council, and Tony Rigg, National Manager of New Zealand Institute of Safety Management, to discuss developing a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the 2 organisations. see the Letter of Intentsigned by the above. It has been agreed that the MOU should be in place within the next two months. The MOU will cover all asp ...

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Pike River: Don't Leave Safety To The Bureaucrats

The following press release was put out by Tony Rigg, National Manager, on 8th November.Don't Leave Safety to the Bureaucrats'The Pike River Report showed so many failings, that a new approach is needed more than ever,' said Tony Rigg, National Manager of the NZ Institute of Safety Management (NZISM). 'No longer can health and safety be managed by bureaucrats and political appointments. Safety professionals simply ha ...

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Safety Live It

When we make safety a way of life, we ensure our employees and colleagues make it home safely to their families. With safety information and innovation, as well as inspiration from leading national and international experts the Safeguard National Health & Safety Conference is where you can find the knowledge to help you build excellent health and safety practices. The Safeguard team is thrilled to have secured ...

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Special Discount For NZISM Members

Safeguard National Health & Safety Conference 2013 29th and 30th of May, SKYCITY Convention Centre, Auckland NZISM members have been offered a special discounted Early Bird rate of $949 + GST (a saving of $50 off the Standard Early Bird rate) to attend the 2013 Safeguard National Health & Safety Conference. This price will be valid until the 15th of April 2013. After this date the standard Safeguard subsc ...

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NZISM & NZOHNA Working Together For The Future Of H&S In N...

This open letter recognises the special relationship that NZOHNA and NZISM have enjoyed in the past and reaffirms our commitment to working together in the future.

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When It All Goes Wrong

NZISM Waikato is organising a Professional Development Day on the above subject at the Don Rowlands Centre, Mighty River Domain, Lake Karapiro on the 9th of April 2013. For further details, view the flyer. Professional Development Day Flyer

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LinkedIn

Keep in touch and find out what NZISM is up to by joining our LinkedIn group NZISM National the official NZISM LinkedIn group. To join: Sign in to your LinkedIn profile and search in the groups section for NZISM National then hit the request to join. We are trialling this as another method of communication as well as a way for you to network with other NZISM members.

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Adventure Activities Audit Standards.

Click herefor the feedback we received from MBIE as a result of our submission on the Adventure Activities Audit Standards. These standards have now been released and can be viewed here

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New Membership Director At IOSH

http://ioshblog.tumblr.com/post/45667468653/simonbowen Simon Bowen has been appointed the new executive director Membership at IOSH. We will be working with Simon to build a strong and positive relationship between NZISM and IOSH. We have some work to do in relation to our current grading pathway and CPD systems, and hopefully Simon will be able to help us with this. The link above shows you who Simon is, ...

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New MBIE Fact Sheet Available Scaffolding Related

http://www.osh.govt.nz/publications/factsheets/scaffolds-with-screening-containment-sheeting-temp-roofs.html

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Health And Safety Guidelines For Concrete Pumping

TheConcrete Pumping Health and Safety Guidelinesis available currently from the Ministrys website at http://osh.govt.nz/order/catalogue/concrete-pumping.shtml. It will also be available on CPANZs website www.cpanz.co.nz.

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Standards Review Discussion Document

http://www.med.govt.nz/about-us/proposals-to-enhance-of-the-delivery-of-standards-by-new-zealands-national-standards-body Hello all, A review commenced early last year by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment in relation to standards delivery. Following a report by MBIE to the government late last year, a discussion document was prepared containing proposals and options for the functions, form, ro ...

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