HASANZ promotes excellence in workplace health and safety practice

HASANZ’s objectives are:
  • Professional standards – engaging with the education sector to raise the level of the health and safety curriculum content, in order to enhance the credibility and recognition of the health and safety professions.
  • Professional excellence – promoting robust collaboration between health and safety professions.
  • Industry advocacy – through our diverse voice promoting and influencing public policy and resource allocation decisions.
  • Health and safety leadership – engaging with communities and businesses to provide informed assurance on health and safety.
  • Stakeholder engagement – increasing the visibility and reputation of the health and safety professions.

A priority is improving access to quality advice for businesses by creating an online register of competent health and safety professionals. Lifting the professional standard of workplace health and safety practitioners means better guidance and support for employers and their workers.

Increased professionalism = increased confidence in health and safety advice and services.

How our member associations can add value to your business

Australian/New Zealand Society of Occupational Medicine (ANZSOM)

We are doctors who specialise in diagnosing and treating health problems arising in the workplace. Other aspects of occupational medicine include providing advice on the prevention of injuries and disease, and assessing people's fitness for work and facilitating their return to work after injury or sickness.

Human Factors and Ergonomics Society of NZ (HFESNZ)

We are human-centred design professionals who help businesses achieve the best possible fit between the things people do, the things they use and the environments they work in. Ergonomists or human factors professionals make processes and products compatible with human abilities and limitations to minimise harm and improve productivity.

Maintenance Engineers Society of New Zealand (MESNZ)

We are a non-profit society charged with informing, inspiring and representing maintenance engineers throughout industry. We can help your business by reducing your costs and increasing plant availability while protecting your property, people and processes.

NZ Institute of Hazardous Substances Management (NZIHSM)

We protect people and communities from the adverse effects of hazardous substances. This includes providing businesses with advice on the safe storage and use of hazardous substances in an environmentally acceptable way that meets legal requirements, and can provide professionals that can certify sites and staff to achieve this.

New Zealand Institute of Safety Management (NZISM)

We provide practical advice and assistance in the development and implementation of health and safety systems to reduce the risks to your workers and your business. This includes all of the things you need to do to ensure compliance with health and safety legislation.

NZ Occupational Health Nurses Association (NZOHNA)

We are nurses who specialise in providing health, safety and wellbeing programmes and services for workplaces. Preventing workplace injury and prevention is important to us. We educate people on safe working practices and help them take better care of themselves.

NZ Occupational Hygiene Society (NZOHS)

We specialise in the measurement and assessment of exposure and controls for workplace health hazards including noise, heat stress and hazardous substances. We provide practical advice and options to business owners to understand these risks and address them.

New Zealand Safety Council (NZSC)

We offer advice and information to businesses on general health and safety matters through a network of Registered Safety Professionals. Our services include auditing workplaces on all aspects of safety. We identify what precautions need to be put in place to reduce industrial injuries and accidents and refer you to the experts you need to address any issues we find.

Physiotherapy New Zealand (Occupational Health Physiotherapy Group)

We strive to make a healthier workforce through the delivery of high quality, evidence-based occupational health services. We assist businesses with everything from assessing capability to manage the physical demands of a job to rehabilitation of injured employees. We are committed to meeting the current and future health needs of New Zealanders in the workplace.

Occupational Therapy New Zealand Whakaora Ngangahau Aotearoa (OTNZ - WNA)

We use our knowledge of health, universal design, task analysis and human behaviour to help businesses create healthy workplaces that meet WorkSafe NZ standards and ensure that staff work safely. We also assist with people's safe return to work after injury, illness or disability.