Latest News

Read our latest news and updates below

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

Read More

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 ...

Read More

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 ...

Read More

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.

Read More

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 ...

Read More

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

Read More

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 ...

Read More

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

Read More

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 ...

Read More

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 ...

Read More

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

Read More

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 ...

Read More

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 ...

Read More

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 ...

Read More

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 ...

Read More

Zero Harm Workshop With Tom McDaniel, Siemens

See attached flyer below. Human Performance Masterclass Flier (2) NZISM is advertising this course, not endorsing it

Read More

Health And Safety Reform Bill: Closing Date For Submissions ...

Public submissions are now being accepted by the Transport and Industrial Relations Committee on the Health and Safety Reform Bill. This bill is an omnibus one that proposes reform of New Zealand’s workplace health and safety system. The bill seeks to replace the Health and Safety in Employment Act 1992 and the Machinery Act 1950. The Bill will also result in amendment bills to the Hazardous Substances and New Organi ...

Read More

New WorkSafe NZ Chief Executive

19 March 2014 WorkSafe New Zealand has this week welcomed its new Chief Executive, Gordon MacDonald. Gordon has 35 years’ experience in health and safety in the United Kingdom. He joined the UK’s Health and Safety Executive in 1978, ultimately rising to be Acting Deputy Chief Executive before accepting the top job at WorkSafe NZ. Gordon started at WorkSafe NZ on Monday March 17, taking over from acti ...

Read More

Safety In Design Seminar

Safety In Design Seminar Chistchurch (May 6th) and Wellington (May 7th), 12.30 – 5.30pm Great value, not to be missed! See attached flyers for details on venue, agenda, speaker profiles and registration Safety in Design Seminar CHRISTCHURCH Updated_flyer Safety in Design Seminar WELLINGTON_Updated flyer

Read More

ICAM Investigator? Attending the Safeguard Conference? Why not come a day earlier and refresh your skills with two of our top ICAM trainers. For further information on this course organised by Impac see the attached flyer. ICAM Refresher Workshop NZISM, as a matter of policy, does not endorse any particular training programs and members must evaluate courses on their own merits

Read More

Worksafe NZ – Subscribe For Information Updates

The service will alert you to  any important new information from WorkSafe NZ. Sign up here

Read More

OHSIG Conference: Provisional Programme

Check out the line up of international and local experts plus ample opportunities for submitted papers, workshops and forums. Download information here

Read More

Submission On The Health & Safety Reform Bill

NZISM has today made a submission to the Transport and Industrial Relations Committee on the above bill on behalf of its members A copy of the submission is available  below: NZISM Health & Safety Reform Bill Submission

Read More