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Do you have some news you think would be of benefit to members – email the secretary: nzism@vodafone.co.nz

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Online Health And Safety Module Launches (IoD)

The Institute of Directors has launched an online training module focusing on health and safety.  Designed to familiarise directors and senior executives with best practice in this crucial area, the interactive module allows you to absorb information at your own pace. See the attached newsletter from the Institute of Directors for more information IoD Newsletter

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Launch Of New NZISM Branch

The launch will be held at 10 – 11am on the 22nd of August at the Hastings Hospital, Education Centre. Parking is near Canning Road or Orchard Road. Walk to Emergency Department Entrance and the Education Centre Signage is there. Tony Rigg, National NZISM Manager will be attending the meeting  and there will be plenty of opportunity for networking. Morning tea and refreshments will be provided. For f ...

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Workplace Wellbeing

Workshop – Creating Wellbeing At Work Come along and hear from internationally renowned speaker Graham Lowe (one of Canada’s leading experts on work) plus Working Well specialist Frank O’Connor at workshops in Wellington, Christchurch and Dunedin. Good employee health creates good business health. The most successful and competitive businesses are those that have the healthiest employees. These businesses have ...

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Rebuild Companies To Focus On Worker Fatigue

28 July 2014 With fatigue identified as a major issue among construction companies in the rebuild, more than 200 people will come together this week to learn more about how it can affect site safety. WorkSafe New Zealand is hosting a half-day fatigue and impairment in construction forum in Christchurch on Thursday 31 July, with presenters from across Australia and New Zealand. “Construction work involves ...

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NEBOSH International General Certificate: New Plymouth

NZISM as a matter of policy does not endorse one training provider over another. NEBOSH International General Certificate is a globally recognised health and safety qualification which is intended for companies or individuals working to international standards with regards to Heath, Safety and Environment as this course focuses on the International Labor Standards (ILS) codes of practice. Upon successful comple ...

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NZISM Submission: Regulations To Support The New Health And ...

NZISM has submitted the attached document re ‘Regulations to support the new Health and Safety at Work Act’ to the  Health, Safety and Compensation Frameworks Policy team at MBIE. NZISM Regulations Submission To view where text overlaps in the submission:  Click on the text and this will reduce it’s size allowing you to view the content of the box

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Membership Application Form Is Working Again

Apologies if you have tried to join NZISM in the last few days – the membership form was out of action but this has now been fixed.

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3M Asbestos Safety Program

3M Launches Four Respirator Kits to Protect Against  Asbestos Fibres and Dust For more information, see below 3M Asbestos Protection NZ

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LegalSAFE Conference

LegalSAFE Conference 2014 Special Pricing for NZISM Members: $500.00 + GST – to book you must use the attached registration form which is for NZISM members only. For details on the conference see below and attached LegalSafe 2014 – NZISM Members Registration Form LegalSafe 2014 – Programme LegalSAFE 2014 NEW LAW, NEW REGULATOR The Government has announced the most significant reform of New Zealand ...

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Salary Survey

Due to popular demand Safeguard are doing the salary survey again this year, after taking a break last year. If you are NZ-based and in a paid role which is mostly dedicated to some aspect of the broad field of health and safety, this survey is for you. Naturally it is anonymous. The more people who take part the more meaningful the results will be, and it takes less than five minutes to complete. The survey ...

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NZISM/IOSH Reciprocal Agreement Signed

The following Media release was issued by both NZISM & IOSH today – to view signed agreement, click here 12th September 2014 Membership bodies’ agreement set to benefit New Zealand health and safety professionals Two membership organisations today announced an agreement to work together to support health and safety professionals in New Zealand. The New Zealand Institute of Safety Management (NZISM) an ...

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New Health And Safety Association Launched

New Health and Safety Association Launched A new umbrella association for workplace health and safety professions in New Zealand has been established. The Health and Safety Association of New Zealand (HASANZ) was launched on 10 September 2014 in Auckland by George Adams, Chair of the Independent Forestry Safety Review and of the Occupational Health Advisory Group set up by WorkSafe NZ. HASANZ aims to raise prof ...

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Media Release: A Landmark Partnership To Improve Capability ...

The following Media Release was put out on 8th December 2014: A landmark partnership to improve capability in workplace health and safety A breakthrough opportunity for health and safety practitioners has been announced by the New Zealand Institute of Safety Management (NZISM) today. New Zealand has unacceptably high rates of workplace fatalities, serious harm injuries and work-related disease and illness. W ...

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NZISM Quarterley Newsletter

View the latest newsletter here:  NZISM Newsletter December 14 In this edition Practitioner Accreditation:  Page 1 HASANZ Update:  Page 2 RIP Phil Sexton:  Page 3 Professional Membership Update:  Page 3 New Corporate Members:  Page 5 Around the Country:  Page 4-7

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NEBOSH International General Certificate:

Note: NZISM does not endorse any course or provider. Flyer: NEBOSH INTERNATIONAL GENERAL CERTIFICATE 2015 INVERCARGILL 02 – 06 June 2015  Week 1 15 – 19 June 2015  Week 2 Exam   30 June 2015 NEW PLYMOUTH 7 – 18th September 2015 (10 Days) Exam   05 October 2015

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Alcohol And Cancer Conference: Wednesday 17 June 2015 – Te P...

Alcohol Action NZ will be joining with the Cancer Society of NZ to host this first New Zealand meeting on alcohol and cancer at Te Papa, Wellington on 17 June 2015.   The World Health Organization lists alcohol (ethyl alcohol) as a Group 1 carcinogen, alongside asbestos and tobacco.  Although the link between alcohol and cancer has been known for a long time most people, including many health professionals and p ...

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RISK MANAGEMENT FOR THE CHANGING WORLD

Date: Thursday 25th and Friday 26th June 2015 Time: 8.30am – 04.30pm Facilitator: Chris Peace (Risk Management Ltd) Venue: Christchurch Bridge Club Inc. 21 Nova Place (off Barbadoes Street) Christchurch Workshop Costs: NZISM Member: $600 Non-Member: $750 (fee includes morning tea, lunch, afternoon tea and course materials) Pre-booking and pre-payment essential as spaces are limited Registrations close 30 Apr ...

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Puataunofo Employers Fono

Employers are invited to the 2015 Employers Workshop on Thursday, 11 June or Tuesday 7 July at Progressive Enterprise, Kerrs Road, Wiri. Puataunofo Fono for Employers FLYER v14.  “Pacific people have consistently higher injury rates than other ethnic groups in the NZ manufacturing sector.” In Harm’s Way: A case study of Pacific workers in Manukau manufacturing. Labour and Immigration Research Centre 2012, IS ...

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Update On ISO 45001

Members will recall that an international standard, ISO45001, occupational health and safety management systems (OHSMS) is being developed by the International Standards Organisation (ISO). The work is being done by committee PC283 which has prepared a slideshow showing progress with the project that is available here. Some of the slideshow content may be of interest to members who are working with OHSMS. Standard ...

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NZISM Otago Branch Seminar: 2nd July 2015

NZISM Otago is proud to present its 2015 Seminar “Applied” Health & Safety – How do you make safety work? Date:  2nd July 2015 Time:  9am – 3:30pm Venue: Otago Polytechnic Cost: $150 per person Venue details and seminar schedule attached here   Registrations are limited to the first 100 people, so register now to guarantee your place. Email natasha@mccombe.co.nz with full registrant names( ...

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NZISM Media Release

NZISM has sent out a media release following the recent quarry collapse. NZISM media release on quarry collapse 

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Triennial Congress Of The International Ergonomics Associati...

The 19th Triennial Congress of the International Ergonomics Association is being held in Melbourne from 9 – 14 August 2015 (IEA2015). It is being co-hosted by the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society of Australia (HFESA) and our own Ergonomics and Human Factors Society of New Zealand (HFESNZ). Check out the website for details  – www.IEA2015.org . You will need to click on the ‘programme matrix’ to get the prelimi ...

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‘Breaking Through The Barriers’

All those with an interest in breaking down barriers in Occupational Health are welcome to attend this seminar. Come along and meet others across a range of professions. For more information and to book, click here.

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