The programme has been updated for 16 - 18 November 2022. Last updated 14 September 2022

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Wednesday, 16 November 2022
5.30pm - 7.30pmWelcome function sponsored by PwC
With official opening of conference by the Minister for Workplace Relations and Safety, the Hon Michael Wood
Banquet Hall, Parliament

Thursday, 17 November 2022
8.00am Registration open/arrival tea & coffee
Oceania, Te papa

9.00am Conference opening
Amokura, Te Papa
MC Pinky Agnew


Keynote 1 - How WorkSafe is growing "how to"
Phil Parkes, Chief Executive, WorkSafe (NZ)

10.05amKeynote 2 - The three secrets of resilient people   
Dr Lucy Hone, Adjunct Senior Professor at the University of Canterbury and Co-director of the New Zealand Institute of Wellbeing & Resilience (NZ)

10.50am Morning tea
11.20amConcurrent session 1  

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Session 1A
Kaitiakitanga ­– protecting our people, environment, and culture in an iwi lead organisation
Katrina Berry, Ngāi Tahu Holdings

Growing how to

Session 1B
Applying Prevention through Design (PtD) principles in the workplace
Ian Laird, Massey University


Session 1C
Why stop here? Empowering women to advance their HSE career to the senior leadership team and the board table
Jo Pugh, WorkSafe New Zealand

11.50am  Move between sessions                                                                                            
12.00pm  Concurrent session 2 

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Session 2A
Improving conditions for health and wellbeing in small and medium-sized enterprises in Aotearoa New Zealand
David Tappin, Massey University and
Dr Kate Bone, Massey University

Growing how to

Session 2B
Creating safer outcomes with immersive virtual reality learning
James Coddington, Skills VR


Session 2C
PwC Presentation
Tamati Shepherd-Wipiiti, PwC

12.30pm  Lunch
1.30pm  Plenary interactive session
2.15pm  Move between sessions
2.25pm  Concurrent session 3 

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Session 3A
A culture of health is more than fruit bowls and hearing tests
Carolyn Haybittle, Workplace Health Consultancy Plus

Growing how to

Session 3B
Critical Control Management application in Napier Port’s operations –  a case study of worker engagement to manage critical health and safety risks
Margaret Van Schaik, Van Schaik Health and Safety Solutions and Andrew Morton, Port of Napier


Session 3C
Injury prevention initiatives
Paula Herring, ACC

Sponsored by Massey University

2.55pm  Move between sessions                                                                                            
3.05pm  Concurrent session 4 

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Session 4A
Investigations by the regulator
Olivia Lund, Duncan Cotterill

Growing how to

Session 4B
Road to Zero and the safe system approach - reducing deaths and serious injuries on our roads
Fabian Marsh, Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency 


Session 4C
Psychological safety and leadership in the workplace
Sanna Malinen, University of Canterbury, Institute of Organisational Psychology 

3.35pm  Afternoon tea
4.50pm  Wrap-up day 1
7.00pm  - lateConference dinner & dance
sponsored by Duncan Cotterill 

Tea Gardens, Dominion Museum Building
Friday, 18 November 2022


Registration open/arrival tea & coffee

9.00amKeynote 4 - Health and safety on the ice
Sarah Williamson, Chief Executive, Antarctica New Zealand (NZ)

9.50amKeynote 5 - Safety through learning – Safety II in practice via zoom

Ron Gantt, Director of Innovation & Operations, Reflect Consulting Group (USA)

10.40amMorning tea

11.10am  Concurrent session 5 

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Session 5A
The revised approach to Health and Safety By Design (HSBD) applied to the City Rail Link Project
Russell McMullan, City Rail Link Project

Growing how to

Session 5B
Building the professional capability of your safety influencers
Katie Dane and Jessica Schofield, Fonterra


Session 5C
Keeping staff well, safe and productive – how to support people to stay at work and return to work
Pam Mitchell, Tamaki Health and Natalie Hibbert, Davis Trading

11.40am  Move between sessions
11.50pm  Concurrent session 6 

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Session 6A
Identifying and managing fatigue in New Zealand workplaces
Leigh Signal, Massey University

Growing how to

Session 6B
Using human factors and ergonomics to assess musculoskeletal injury risk – a case study in rail
Sue Alexander, Alexander Ergonomics


Session 6C
Learning from tragedy – a story of culture change and vulnerability
Wendi Croft, Fletcher Building

12.20pm  Lunch
1.30pm  We are HASANZ

Panel discussion – Managing mental health and wellbeing at work
Panel members: Francois Barton, Executive Director of the Business Leaders’ Health and Safety Forum (Chair); Jess van Slooten, Head of Environment, Health & Safety, Brian Perry Civil Ltd. and John Eatwell, Chair of the Institute of Organisational Psychology

How do you create a work environment to help people thrive? This topical session will draw on the Business Leaders Health and Safety Forum’s “Framework for Managing Mental Health and Wellbeing at Work” and share leaders’ experience and learnings. Join the discussion!

2.40pm  Energiser
2.50pm  Keynote 6 - COVID-19 communications: Making health and safety messages stick
Associate Professor Siouxsie Wiles, Science communicator and microbiologist, the University of Auckland  (NZ)
3.40pm - 4.00pm Conference close