HASANZ Webinar Series

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Emerging legal trends in Health and Safety


Hear from Olivia Lund (Partner at Duncan Cotterill) regarding the latest legal trends in health safety. Olivia will discuss:- Emerging themes for the 2021 health and safety legal landscape- Case law update – key developments in relation to fines, orders and reparation- Potential learnings from the Whakaari/White Island prosecutions. It will be an interesting webinar

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Māori cultural values in improving the perception of risk in workplaces

One of our Poutama scholarship recipients, Vance Walker is completing his doctoral thesis. Kia Tūpato, examines the use of Māori cultural values in improving the perception of risk in workplaces. A case study has revealed heightened awareness levels of risk, improved safety behaviours and increased morale by Maori workers using the norms of kia tūpato, ako and manaakitanga. 

 
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Working in and around vehicles programme

Hear about the Vehicle Programme of Work in combination with Shopcare and WorkSafe NZ.

ShopCare has been working closely with WorkSafe to connect and engage the industry with WorkSafe’s “Working in and around vehicles” programme. Vehicles are related to 73% of work-related fatalities. Given most workers are around vehicles at some point during their workday, this level of harm means that this is a significant focal area for WorkSafe.

ShopCare and HAZANZ are pleased to host Ruth Cook, Engagement Lead from WorkSafe. Ruth talks about WorkSafe’s working in and around vehicle programme of work. This is a great opportunity to understand the implications and opportunities of Worksafe's stream of work on your business.  

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Global company L’Oréal on health and safety challenges and lessons from working in a Covid environment.

Hear from the global company L’Oréal on health and safety challenges and lessons from working in a Covid environment. You will hear about:

1. The impact and lessons learnt from Covid including maintaining the business, acceleration of projects and new ways of working.
2. The health & safety challenges from a global perspective including simplification of OSH and their digitalization strategy.
3. How they are looking to make their OSH professionals future fit and their major focus areas over the next 5 years.

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Best Practice Thermal Management

A joint webinar with NZ Occupational Hygiene Society, NZ Occupational Health Nurses Association (NZOHNA) and HASANZ.   It covers effects of the thermal environment on people, risk assessments, case studies, effective monitoring and controls.

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Mentally Healthy Work Programme

Dr John Fitzgerald, Lead – Mentally Healthy Work at WorkSafe NZ presented on new programme at WorkSafe NZ.   

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Best Practice Management of Dust and Silica

A joint webinar run by HASANZ, the NZ Occupational Hygiene Society (NZOHS), and the NZ Occupational Health Nurses Association (NZOHNA) best practice management of dust and silica in the workplace. This is of particular relevance to people working in the manufacturing, mining and construction sectors.

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Safely Managing Dangerous Goods and Chemicals

HASANZ hosts Ken Clarke from Responsible Care NZ, who has seven years in the Chemical industry, 30 years as operational firefighting, hazardous substances, health and safety management, and training development roles. A number of areas were covered relating to the Safe management of chemicals, affectionately known as Hazardous Substances and Dangerous Goods. – “Chemical Stewardship."

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Fletcher Building - lessons from Covid-19 and the opportunities/challenges over the next 3-12 months

Hear about Fletcher Building's experience and learnings from Covid-19, and a look to future implications of the lockdown on overall business health & safety outcomes.

Counterfeit Respirators – Can you tell the difference?

This webinar looks to provide information to businesses to help identify non-certified masks and therefore help to ensure workers are not unknowingly being provided with PPE that does not protect their health.

Chorus – its journey throughout COVID-19 and beyond

You will hear how Chorus managed staff, operations and service partners during the different Alert Levels. Also you will hear their plans for the future

Workplace Hygiene Management

HASANZ and the NZ Occupational Hygiene Society (NZOHS) jointly hosted this webinar. A number of areas were covered including ventilation, cleaning, controls, PPE and driving to work.  The panel of Occupations Hygienists attending the webinar was Derek Miller, Carl Goodhue, Farai Chagonda and Bridgette Jennings.

Personal Leadership and Working Differently

Hear from Pam Mitchell and John Eatwell talking about "Working Differently and Personal Leadership". Under pressure we stop thinking strategically and start being tactical and responding ineffectively when issues are raised. What can we do to be the best people we can be for our businesses, families and for ourselves? John and Pam will take you through key elements of personal leadership in terms of physical and psychological tools that will assist you in meeting the current challenges.

Actively managing Covid-19 health risks at Fonterra

The NZ Occupational Health Nurses Association (NZOHNA) and HASANZ are jointly hosting this webinar. You can hear from Clare Lynn and Terry Buckingham on how they have been actively managing the "managing the emerging COVID-19 health risks for Fonterra" in NZ and around the world.

Managing Covid-19 in the Workplace

Dr Michael Antoniadis provides a brief overview at the start of the webinar. Dr Antoniadis is a Specialist in Occupational and Environmental Medicine and has a wealth of experience undertaking independent medical assessments, providing opinion on medical diagnosis, causation, injury management, treatment, rehabilitation, prognosis and fitness for work across small and large businesses in both government and the private sector.

Working productively from home

Presented by Marion Edwin, Rachel Lilley and Margaret van Schaik. They will outline ways for you  and your staff to adjust your home working space so that you can avoid discomfort or injury while working from home.