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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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Zero Harm Workshop With Tom McDaniel, Siemens

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

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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

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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

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Worksafe NZ – Subscribe For Information Updates

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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

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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

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FUNDAMENTALS OF OCCUPATIONAL HYGIENE (W201)

NZISM, as a matter of policy, does not endorse any particular training programs and members must evaluate courses on their own merits 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 ...

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RABQSA Certified OHS Auditor: Professional Development 4 ½ D...

The above course is being run by the NZISM Bay of Plenty Branch Date: Monday 21st to Friday 25th July 2014 (0800 – 1600) Venue: The Matamata Club, Waharoa Road East, Matamata Members & Non Members are welcome to attend For full details view the flyer BOP RABQSA 2

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NZISM Quarterly Newsletter

To read click here In this edition:   Update from the Advisory Board Chairman Page 1 Around the Country: Branch News Page 2 Notice of National Annual General Meeting Page 3 NZISM Submissions Page 3 NZISM Practitioner of the Year Award 2014 Winner Page 4 OHSIG Conference Page 5 3M: New Safety Solutions Page 5 Impac: Contracting – Negotiating the Minefield Page 6 N ...

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?MBIE Meetings On Health And Safety Regulations

MBIE meetings on Health and Safety regulations MBIE is holding a series of meetings in main centres for the general public next week about the discussion document Development of Regulations to support the new Health and Safety at Work Act. Note that these meetings are in addition to any targeted meetings we are in the process of arranging with your organisations, but we wanted to let you know about them so you ...

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Training June/July 2014

NZISM, as a matter of policy, does not endorse any particular training programs and members must evaluate courses on their own merits From Impac: June July 2014 Training Flyer Attached above is a list of the upcoming public courses that Impac will be running over the next few months, the entire list is also available on our website.  A number of our courses are now full and closed and the remaining ones are ...

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Professional Development Workshop

For full details download the flyer   Risk Management Workshop The Pike River Inquiry findings, Independent Taskforce recommendations, Worksafe?NZ/Institute of Directors – Good Governance Practice Guidelines for Managing Health and Safety Risks, pending workplace health and safety law changes – as health and safety professionals our understanding of and ability to support effective management of health and safety ...

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Training Courses Information

NZISM as a matter of policy does not endorse one training provider over another. Attached is an an update of the upcoming courses Impac will be running over the next few months. They are now under a new funding contract with ACC until the end of 2014 so those companies that qualify for the subsidy will still be able to apply for this for Reps Stages 1 – 3 Training. There is also a very small amount of discretio ...

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OHSIG Conference 2014: Worldclass Workplace – Achieving Exce...

10-12th September 2014 Worldclass Workplace: Achieving ExcellenceTogether Aotea Centre, Mayoral Drive, Auckland   NZ’s only multi-disciplinary collaborative Health & Safety conference with an impressive line-up of international and national speakers Early Bird Registrations have been extended until 31st July, and there is an increased discount for companies sending multiple delegates. Conference Progra ...

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