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LegalSafe Conference 2013 – Discount For NZISM Members

NZISM members are offered a special discounted rate to attend our 2013 LegalSafe Conference which is being held in November, further details below and attached above. The standard rate is $499 + GST but we are pleased to offer NZISM members a special price of $449 + GST (a saving of $50) Note to obtain the discount you must complete the attached form and return toAnnette.vao@thomsonreuters.com – do not register ...

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NZISM Comments On Government Response To The Taskforce Recom...

NZISM has issued a press release re the above and the National Manager was interviewed today on the radio The press release can be viewed  here To listen to the radio interview, click here For more information on the Government response to the Taskforce Recommenations, visit http://www.mbie.govt.nz/what-we-do/workplace-health-and-safety-reform A previous radio interview given by the National Manager is ...

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Massey University:Fundamentals Of Occupational Hygiene (5 Da...

FUNDAMENTALS OF OCCUPATIONAL HYGIENE (W201)  The Massey University, School of Public Health, College of Health is very pleased to offer this professional development short course (OHTA module W201). Who is it for? This 5-day course is aimed at those with a responsibility for health issues in the workplace, who wish to better understand the value of occupational hygiene and the role of the occupational hygienis ...

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NZISM/NZOHNA Combined Conference 2013

Winds of Change – Powering up Health & Safety in a Turbulent Climate 11th -13th September, Travelodge, Palmerston North http://safetyconference.co.nz/  A conference that will bring together professional groups with the goal of harnessing the power of change in the health and safety industry in New Zealand over the coming months. It is a very hands on and practical conference, featuring learning with a tw ...

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NZISM Safety In Design Seminar

A half day workshop being held on 15 October 2013 – all welcome to attend. For more details and registration visit the Auckland branch page. http://www.nzism.co.nz/auckland-branch/

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Impact Of Change Seminar

In recognition of the recently announced major changes to the way Occupational      Health & Safety is to be approached in New Zealand, the BOP branch of the NZISM will    be holding a business seminar on the associated operational consequences to virtually all businesses. We are honoured to have the Minister of Labour Hon. Simon Bridges (and Honorary NZISM Member) to address the seminar. We will also have ...

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Forum On Workplace Carcinogens – Cancer Society & Massey Cen...

Forum on Workplace Carcinogens Cancer Society of New Zealand and the Centre for Public Health Research, Massey University  Thursday November 28th 2013 Icon Room, Te Papa Museum, Wellington For further details see the flyer and registration form below. Workplace Carcinogens Forum Flyer Workpalce Carcinogens Forum Registration Form

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Professor Hopkins Visit – Petroleum Skills Association NZ

Petroleum Skills Association New Zealand is proud to host world renowned Professor Andrew Hopkins to the Taranaki region. Professor Hopkins will provide three specialised presentations during his visit, and NZISM members are able to register to attend these events. Please find attached information and details below about his visit and note that  RSVP’s are required as soon as possible, as delegate numbers are str ...

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Getting Involved – NZISM Exposure Draft Consultation

exposure draft questions – feedback exposure-draft-commentary Hi everyone, If you would like to contribute to the NZISM response to the exposure draft of the new legislation, please fill in the feedback form attached here, and send to operations manager@nzism.co.nz by the 10th November. Your comments will then be included in the NZISM submission – and will also be taken to the MBIE consultation process being ...

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NZS 7901 Electricity And Gas Industries – Safety Management ...

The draft document for Amendment 1 to NZS 7901 Electricity and Gas Industries – Safety Management Systems for Public Safety has been uploaded for Public Comment and can be viewedhere. Public comment submissions will be accepted until 21 February 2014, a date which has been selected with consideration for the holiday period.

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OHSIG Conference 2014 – ‘World-Class Workplace: ‘Achieving E...

The timing of the 2014 OHSIG Conference ‘World-Class Workplace: Achieving Excellence Together’  couldn’t be better with the government’s announcement to initiate the most significant changes in workplace health and safety in New Zealand for 20 years. Join our mailing list athttp://www.ohsig.org.nz/programme/to receive latest updates on developments re this conference The conference is being held in Auckland, 10-12 ...

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Chair Of The NZISM Advisory Panel Announced

NZISM Appointment Press Release We are pleased to announce the new chair of our Advisory Panel. Russell Kilvington. We are looking forward to working with Russells guidance in 2014. The NZISM Executive

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Safeguard Conference – Special Price For NZISM Members

NZISM members are again being offered a discounted price to attend the annual Safeguard conference with an early bird rate of $1000.00 + GST – a saving of $50.00. This special offer will expire on 17th April 2014. This year’s conference theme is ‘Safer Workplaces Ahead’ and the conference is being held on May 28th & 29th at SKYCITY Convention Centre, Auckland. Details below and registration available in the ...

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Public Comments Required On The Draft Revised Standard DZ 79...

Public comments on the draft revised standard DZ 7901 Electricity and Gas Industries – Safety Management Systems for Public Safety close on Friday 21 February 2014. The following is the link to the draft and the online comment form: http://shop.standards.co.nz/default.htm?action=browseDrafts&draftTypeId=1&mod=drafts

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NZQA Course For Urine Collection And Drug Screening

Sue Nolan (DrugFree Sites) is running a NZQA course for urine collection and drug screening in Auckland on Thursday 13 March 2014: 0830-1730. The two unit standards covered are: US25468 “Perform urine specimen collection in the workplace for drug testing.” Collection Unit Standard 25458 US25511 “Perform urine drug screening in the workplace.”  Collection & on-site screening Unit Standard 25511 If you are ...

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WorkSafe New Zealand Releases Guidelines For Managing Workpl...

WorkSafe New Zealand Releases Guidelines For Managing Workplace Bullying  “Preventing and responding to workplace bullying”, the guidelines encourage and support people in taking early self-help action against workplace bullying before seeking assistance from WorkSafe NZ or the mediation service offered by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE). WorkSafe NZ General Manager, High Hazards &a ...

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Draft Standard For Public Comment

DR4774.2 – Work in compressed air and hyperbaric facilities Part 2: Hyperbaric oxygen facilities (Revision of AS 4774.2?2002) To provide designers, manufacturers, operators and maintainers of hyperbaric oxygen facilities with requirements and recommendations so that safe hyperbaric exposures of all persons involved in the operation of such facilities may be conducted. Comments close on 10/04/2014

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Waikato Branch Professional Development Day Feedback

The Professional Development Day organised by the Waikato branch was a great success with over 140 participants from all over the country attending.  They loved Sidney’s presentation style without any Power Point slides.  Sidney was thought provoking, engaging and challenging – all at the same time.  The summary of feedback which was overwhelmingly positive can be seen in the word document below.   NZISM CPD F ...

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2 Day Seminar: Risk Management For The Changing H&S World

Wednesday 2 – Thursday 3 April 2014 (0830 – 1630) Wellington Regional Emergency Management Offices (WREMO), 2 Turnbull Street, Thorndon.  The workshop is organised by the NZISM Wellington branch and is based on AS/NZS ISO 31000:2009 Risk management: principles and guidelines, SA/SNZ HB 89: 2013 Risk management – Guidelines on risk assessment techniques, ISO Guide 73:2009 Risk management – vocabulary and selected ca ...

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NZISM Newsletter March 2014

NZISM Newsletter March 2014 In this issue: News from the National Executive Advisory Board: Introducing the Chairman Membership Professional Membership Government/Partners/Industry Joint AS/NZS Committee SF-001 Occupational Health and Safety Management Conferences/Awards 3M: Information Update on both Heat Stress & the Hearing Pledge Campaign Impac Seminar Review: Reflections on Si ...

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The Health And Safety Reform Bill

The Health and Safety Reform Bill was introduced to parliament on Monday 10 March: http://www.parliament.nz/en-nz/pb/legislation/bills/00DBHOH_BILL13016_1/health-and-safety-reform-bill  See the Minister of Labour’s associated press release: http://www.beehive.govt.nz/release/health-and-safety-reform-bill-introduced Once the Bill has its first reading it goes to the Select Committee (which typically runs f ...

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