Read about the latest news, initiatives and case studies from the sector.
HASANZ report highlights challenges
In November, HASANZ published the ‘Building the Professions’ report which provides a picture of New Zealand’s health and safety workforce, as well as future challenges and demands facing the profession across both public and private sectors.
Positive Workplace Cultures programme launched to sector
On Friday 6 December, nearly 200 state sector leaders, employee network and union representatives attended the launch of the Positive Workplace Cultures Programme.
Interns sit down with Minister Ian Lees-Galloway
The health and safety summer interns had the opportunity to meet the Minister for Workplace Relations and Safety for the second year.
New health and safety summer interns welcomed
Twenty new health and safety interns have been officially inducted onto the Health and Safety Summer Intern Programme 2019/20.
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.