Call for papers

HASANZ welcomes abstracts for its 2018 conference. The conference committee is seeking concurrent session presenters to contribute to a programme that will raise the bar for professional standards for workplace health and safety professionals and raise the standard of workplace health and safety advice.  We are seeking compelling, informative, future focused presentations that will build capability to improve health and safety in New Zealand's workplaces. We are interested in presentations that push our thinking above and beyond the ordinary.


Important dates

Registration opens
Monday 9 April
Abstracts submission deadline
Friday 4 May
Accepted presenters notified
Tuesday 5 June
Full papers submitted for peer review
(by request)
Friday 29 June
All other full papers dueTuesday 31 July
Presenter registration deadlineTuesday 31 July

Submission of abstracts
Abstracts for papers are to be no more than 300 words (2100 characters) and meet the selection criteria provided below.

All abstracts are to be submitted online.

The online submission form will request the following information: contact details for the principal presenter and co-presenters, co-authors, presenter profiles and conference theme and stream association. Abstracts should include target audience, aims, methods, results, conclusion (where appropriate) and learning objectives.

Selection criteria

The conference committee will evaluate abstracts against the following criteria:

  • Relevance to conference theme
  • Originality
  • Currency
  • Interest
  • Fit with proposed stream: Culture/Capability/Collaboration

Papers should contribute to the improvement of workplace health and safety in New Zealand.

Presentation sessions

Presentations will be given at the concurrent sessions in our conference programme on the morning and afternoon of Thursday 6 and Friday 7 September.

Each session is comprised of three streams: Culture, Capability and Collaboration.  Papers should relate to one of these streams and to our conference theme, Raising the Bar

We are seeking a variety of papers. These may include case studies, innovative practice examples, research based presentations, technical and academic papers, across all areas of workplace health and safety.

Presenters will be allocated 40 minutes – a maximum 35 minutes for the presentation and 5 minutes for questions.  They will have access to a data projector, laptop, screen and sound system.

Abstracts will be evaluated by the HASANZ Conference Committee against the selection criteria.  Accepted presenters will have the opportunity to have their full paper peer reviewed and published on the HASANZ website following the conclusion of the conference. Please advise us on the submission form if you wish your paper to be peer reviewed.

Presenter registration

If your submission is accepted for presentation, you must register for the conference. One day or full conference options are offered. Principal presenters can register at the discounted early rate until 31 July 2018. Registrations open on 9 April 2018. 

Terms and conditions

By submitting an abstract you give consent to publication of the abstract in conference material including, but not limited to, the HASANZ website, conference programme, conference app and conference publicity.

All abstracts must be original work. The author is responsible for the accuracy of the abstract. All submissions must be completed electronically via the online submission form.