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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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WorkSafe NZ Quarterly Updates

WorkSafe NZ has published the first edition of what is intended to be a quarterly newsletter bringing together information, guidance and updates on health and safety around Major Hazard Facilities and the Petroleum and Geothermal sectors. http://www.business.govt.nz/worksafe/about/what-we-do/high-hazards/updates/hhu-quarterly-update-issue-1-2015.pdf 

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Respiratory Fit Testing Webinar

3M Respiratory Fit Testing Webinar Qualitative Fit TestingTuesday 11th August AU: 1:00-2:00pm (Eastern Standard Time) NZ: 11:00-12:00pmTo register click here This free webinar will provide an overview about qualitative fit testing. It is ideal for businesses or individuals: that use tight fitting disposable or half face reusable respirators are involved in fit testing or need to learn about fi ...

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Briefing From Minister Woodhouse To BoP Branch

Bay of Plenty branch recently facilitated (in conjunction with the Tauranga Chamber of Commerce and WorkSafe NZ) the Minister for Workplace Relations and Safety, Michael Woodhouse, giving the first briefing re the H&S Reform Bill since the select committee report  

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NZISM Appoints New Advisory Board Members

Four further members have been appointed to the NZISM Advisory Board. The Advisory Board will provide a valuable sounding board for the overall management of the Institute, offering expertise on matters of governance, strategy, finance, and marketing.  It is a key part of the growth and development of NZISM to enable members to better support New Zealand businesses and thereby meet the challenges and opportunities ...

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Media Release

The below media release was sent out on 6/11/15: NZISM  appoints Samantha Sharif to chair Advisory Board NZISM has appointed a new Chair, Samantha Sharif, to lead its Advisory Board. Samantha is a current Advisory Board member. Her extensive leadership and governance experience in safety critical industries ensures she will be a valuable asset in the Chair role. She takes up the appointment with the full sup ...

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Feedback Is Sought On The Draft Regulations For Work Involvi...

This exposure draft process is taking place before the Health and Safety at Work (Hazardous Substances) Regulations are finalised, to ensure they are fit for purpose and technically accurate. We want to get expert stakeholder feedback on whether the decisions taken by Cabinet are accurately represented in the regulations as drafted. The exposure draft process also enables us to consult further on specific elements of ...

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Navigating Stress In The Workplace

NZISM WAIKATO BRANCH CPD DAY 2 MARCH 2016 See attached flyer for further details and registration form NZISM Brochure Waikato CPD Day 2016

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Update From Chair Of HASANZ 1/2/2016

This is the year of change. The new Health and Safety at Work Act comes into force on 4 April and will radically alter the landscape we work in. So what does this mean for us? I believe it gives us the opportunity to redefine our role as workplace health and safety professionals. I see the role of the new health and safety professional in an organisation as having four key facets …. Download full update here: Cha ...

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WorkSafe Appoints New Chief Inspector Extractives

27 January 2016 A new Chief Inspector will take over leadership of WorkSafe’s engagement, education and enforcement in the extractives sector at the end of April. Mark Pizey is currently Solid Energy’s General Manager, Pike River Drift Re-entry Project and has been appointed after an international search to replace the current Chief Inspector Tony Forster who returns to the United Kingdom this week at the c ...

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Getting Ready For Asbestos Regulations

From WorkSfe NZ:Welcome to this update aimed at helping your business get ready for day one of the new asbestos regulatory regime on 4 April 2016. The asbestos regulations (Health and Safety at Work Asbestos Regulations) are not yet finalised, which means some information could still change.Register your business now if you’ll require an asbestos removal licence Does your business work on buildings constructed ...

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Safeguard National Health & Safety Conference 2016: Discount...

Safeguard National Health & Safety Conference 2016 NZISM members can receive a discount on the Early Bird rate for the above conference by using the special  NZISM Registration Details. The Early Bird rate finishes on 1st April. Conference details below: The Health and Safety at Work Act will come in to force on 4 April 2016, bringing challenges and opportunities for all those responsible for worker hea ...

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HASANZ Conference 2016

HASANZ Conference 2016 http://www.hasanz.org.nz/page/conference/ From Craig Smith, HASANZ Independent Chair: I’m pleased to invite you to HASANZ’s first ever conference being held from 7th to 9th September at Te Papa in Wellington. This is the year of change. The new Health and Safety at Work Act comes into force on 4 April and will radically alter the landscape we work in. It calls for us to see health a ...

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Media Release: NEW LAW CALLS FOR BETTER HEALTH AND SAFETY LE...

“This is a timely opportunity for both business managers and workplace health and safety professionals to step up. The health and safety of workers need to be at the top of every board’s agenda and it’s important that advisors can communicate effectively with the executive team,” says Smith.   “As well as being technical experts, health and safety professionals will increasingly be expected to facilitate conversat ...

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Ammonia Safety Association New Zealand

The Ammonia Safety Association of New Zealand is focused on communication, education, safety, sustainability, and the progression of technology within the ammonia industry. It was founded to provide a platform for Ammonia engineers and technicians to collectively improve the standard of safety and knowledge in our unique industry. For further information visit www.ammonia.co.nz or email paddy@ammonia.co.n ...

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Notice of NZISM AGM

All NZISM members are invited to attend the AGM, details below: Wednesday 7th September, 1.00pm. RSVP to admin@nzism.co.nz appreciated to assist with refreshments DeHavilland Room, Wellington Airport Conference Centre, Level 2, Main Terminal Wellington International Airport  

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