By NZISM Secretary
The health and safety community in New Zealand is small and interconnected in a wide variety of ways, and much of what we get done and how we get it done, is based on a foundation of good relationships. This is very noticeable when sitting on the HASANZ governance group along with the other health and safety disciplines as we work to raise the profile of what we do to wider New Zealand.
As one of the larger health and safety associations, it’s particularly important for NZISM to take a leadership role and be advocating enthusiastically for health and safety. Our actions provide benefits wider than our membership, extending to our health and safety related colleagues, people, and employers, in workplaces across the country.
I am very fortunate to have a strong working relationship with Jodi Wright, the CEO (president equivalent) of the New Zealand Safety Council. This means that when we serve together at the various workshops, conferences and board meetings we are able to collectively champion the common goals of our organisations and our members.
We all want improving health and safety outcomes for New Zealand, and Jodi and I support each other so that our combined influence is productive. Our work together has included, for example:
Thank you for joining the Women in Safety Excellence (WISE) network.
We hold various online and face-to-face events throughout the year and if one occurs near you, we would love to meet you in person.
LinkedIn - Please make sure you join our LinkedIn group to stay connected and on top of our planned webinars and events. We encourage you to post anything in the WISE group page that you think other network members would find useful or inspiring. Please don't be shy. The more we reach out, the more we connect with each other, and the more we can help each other on our journeys.
We might send you the occasional email but our web page on the NZISM website is always the best place to go for an overview of what's coming up in the WISE calendar.
Margaret van Schaik