Read about the latest news, initiatives and case studies from the sector.
Positive and Safe Workplaces
The State Services Commissioner has asked two chief executives, Mr Ray Smith and Ms Rebecca Kitteridge to co-lead a system wide Positive Workplace Cultures programme to support agencies to embed the new standards.
Public service recognised at Health and Safety Awards
The Government Health and Safety Lead and the Department of Corrections were both winners at the Safeguard New Zealand Workplace Health and Safety Awards on Tuesday 28 May.
Pink Shirt Day takes a stand against bullying
Pink Shirt Day is observed all around the world and aims to brings people together to stop bullying and celebrate the diversity that makes up our communities.
Deloitte review of the GHSL
In January/February 2019, Deloitte undertook a review of the Government Health and Safety Lead (GHSL). The review confirmed the value of the functional lead and general support for a continuation of the initiative.
Health and Safety Representatives' Conference a success
On 4 April, nearly 600 health and safety representatives, health and safety practitioners and senior leaders from 37 public service and state sector agencies attended the second annual Health and Safety Representatives’ Conference.
Interns say farewell
On Wednesday 27 February, the health and safety summer interns and the Government Health and Safety Lead hosted their agency managers at a farewell lunch.
New Zealand Workplace Health and Safety Awards open for nominations
Do you have a health and safety initiative that made a difference to people's lives? Or know someone who has led the way in health and safety?
Interns seeking opportunities
Do you have any opportunities in health and safety, HR, policy or similiar? Many of our health and safety summer interns are interested in pursuing ongoing employment in government and/or health and safety.