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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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NZISM Survey Results

A big thanks to all of you who completed our recent membership survey.  Your feedback is vital for us to make sure we are delivering what our members want and need. The key things you told us in the survey are: More than 70% of members are satisfied with NZISM and over 15% are very satisfied. Branch activities are the most important NZISM service to you, closely followed by communication, training, and acc ...

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Greg Dearsly appointed as new national manager

At the recent AGM Greg Dearsly was elected as the new National Manager, replacing Tony Rigg who has held the role for the last four years. Greg has been an active member of NZISM since 2001, including time as the Auckland branch manager and as a member of the NZISM Grading committee.  He also served on the OHSIG Committee and is part of the current HASANZ leadership team. Greg commented following his appointmen ...

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NEW CHIEF EXECUTIVE – WORKSAFE NEW ZEALAND

MEDIA RELEASE: NEW CHIEF EXECUTIVE – WORKSAFE NEW ZEALAND 14 September 2016 The Chair of WorkSafe New Zealand, Professor Gregor Coster announced today that Nicole Rosie will be the agency’s new Chief Executive. ‘Nicole is currently a senior manager at Fonterra and has an impressive background in health and safety management at some of this country’s largest companies. She also has extensive experience in managin ...

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Update: Health and Safety at Work (Hazardous Substances) Reg...

The development of the Health and Safety at Work (Hazardous Substances) Regulations has been a substantial piece of work, involving the transfer and consolidation of requirements currently contained in 15 sets of HSNO regulations and approximately 9,000 HSNO approvals (approximately 210 group standard approvals, 7,300 deemed approvals for individual substances covered by HSNO transfer notices, and 1,500 approvals for ...

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Scaffolding in New Zealand – Good Practice Guidelines

These good practice guidelines provide advice on the safe design, use, and maintenance of scaffolding.  They set out WorkSafe’s expectations about how to comply with health and safety law, including the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015 and the Health and Safety in Employment Regulations 1995. http://construction.worksafe.govt.nz/guides/scaffolding-in-new-zealand/

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HASANZ: CHAIR'S UPDATE TO MEMBERS

6 December 2016CHAIR'S UPDATE TO MEMBERSWith the success of our conference behind us, our sights are set on strengthening the professional community of practice firmly established there. Underpinning this are two key goals for HASANZ and our members: Growing the capability of the workplace health and safety sector. Ensuring the sustainability of HASANZ as an organisation. Achieving them requires us to work tog ...

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Workshop with Dr Vincent Covello (organised by HASANZ)

Workshop with Dr Vincent Covello Best practices for health and safety engagement and communication SAVE THE DATE Auckland Wednesday 29 March, 9.00am – 4.00pm Wellington Thursday 30 March, 9.00am – 4.00pm Registrations open in February Numbers limited to 50 people per workshop. A stand-out speaker from the recent conference, HASANZ is pleased to bring Dr Vincent Covello back to New Zealand to give two full day worksh ...

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