Health and Safety Association New Zealand


HASANZ Webinar Series

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Past Webinars

HASANZ Webinars presented with participation from business leaders and stakeholders.


Good Practice in Local Exhaust Ventilation

Management of airborne risks is gaining increasing awareness with businesses in New Zealand. With this has comes a growth in the implementation of controls to reduce the ongoing exposure to workers. Minimising airborne exposure at the source through engineering controls is a very effective way to protect workers and Local Exhaust Ventilation (LEV) is a common engineering control.

Effective LEV is much more than just having LEV, it requires implementing good practices to ensure that it protects the worker throughout the life of the system.

Good Practice in Local Exhaust Ventilation Presentation - August 2021

Good Practice in local exhaust ventilation

This webinar will cover what you should know when choosing LEV and what you should have in place to ensure that it continues to be an effective control.

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Māori cultural values in improving the perception of risk in workplaces

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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Emerging themes in the 2021 health and safety legal landscape

Olivia Lund (Duncan Cotterill) will discuss emerging themes for the 2021 health and safety legal landscape, Case law update, key developments in relation to fines, orders and reparation and potential learnings from the Whakaari/White Island prosecutions.

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Working in and around vehicles programme

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

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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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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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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.

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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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Q&A Session with Pam Mitchell

Q&A session focusing on approaches and practical tools for Directors and Senior Management. How to recognise signs of people under stress.

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