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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 Zealand’s 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 Intent signed 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 here for 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

The Concrete Pumping Health and Safety Guidelines is available currently from the Ministry’s website at http://osh.govt.nz/order/catalogue/concrete-pumping.shtml.  It will also be available on CPANZ’s 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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Free Access To Palgrave MacMillan Journals In April

Palgrave MacMillan are publishers of academic journals. In April they are allowing free access to all their journals (it usually costs thousands of dollars). If interested visit http://www.palgrave.com/accessallareas/?utm_source=SilverpopMailing&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=L0180%20-%20AAA%20E-alerts%20(1)&utm_content=#sthash.eKbzDgsH.dpbs If you click through Business and Management to risk man ...

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NZISM News Update 4/4/13

To read the latest news update, click here

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3M Signs Sponsorship Agreement With NZISM

3M have signed an agreement with NZISM to become our first Principal Sponsor.  3M will work with NZISM to develop practical ways in which the two organisations can advance and maintain interest in occupational health and safety management by means of education and publicity. NZISM & 3M share a common commitment to promoting the practice and profession of occupational health and safety management and look forwa ...

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Discount On Impac NEBOSH IGC Certificate

Impac have a special price available for the Palmerston North NEBOSH IGC course starting 13th May 2013. The course cost is $4396 + GST (usually $5495 + GST) and you have up until the 22nd April 2013 to register. This course is now becoming the minimum standard for a lot of companies in New Zealand and is a great opportunity to further develop you professional skills. For an outline of the course, who it is f ...

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National Members Survey

The National Survey for NZISM members has been released today. This is an opportunity for our members to have direct input into the direction of NZISM. All members have been emailed a link to the survey. If you are a member, and you have not received an email with the link, please contact the National Secretary Joyce Tilbrook. You can also find a link to the national survey on the members only NZISM National Linkedin ...

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Statistics New Zealand Business Operations Survey

BusinessOperationsSurvey2012HOTP1 copy Interesting sections on health and safety in the business operations survey from Statistics NZ Helen

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Administration Fee For Professional Membership

If you are a professional member of NZISM (TechNZISM, GradNZISM or CertNZISM) please view the member resources page for information about the MyIOSH database administration fee.

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Access To The MyCPD Online Database

To all professional member of NZISM (Technical, Graduate or Certified membership level). If you are a financial member of NZISM – have paid your access fee for the CPD database, and do not have access to the MyCPD online recording system please check that you have registered on the IOSH website using the same email address that you put on your application for professional membership assessment. If you have registe ...

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