Free health and safety conference: 28 April 2015

"Towards Healthier and Safer Workplaces": for Health & Safety Reps and Delegates.

New Zealand has a poor record in workplace Health and Safety.  In the aftermath of the tragedy at Pike River the government has established a new regulator (Worksafe) and will be introducing new legislation in 2015.  This conference will provide an update, and consider the impact of these changes. It will also consider the role of H&S reps, workplace participation and Unions in contributing to making New Zealand workplaces healthier and safer.

Registration is free. To register, contact your organiser.

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Draft Programme

Tuesday 28th April

8:30-9:00am - Registrations
9:00am - Conference opening
9:15am - "The role of Unions in Organising around Health and Safety and understanding the new legislation"

  • Keynote Speaker Ross Wilson, Worksafe Board Deputy Chair.

10:00am - Morning tea
10:30am - "The Role of the regulator and relationship with H&S and Union representatives"

  • Marcus Nalter, Programme Manager Construction and Manufacturing Worksafe

11:15am - “Occupational Health & Safety and the Future of Work"

  • Dr Felicity Lamm,  Co-Director of the Occupational Health & Research Centre, AUT

12:00pm - Lunch (provided)

12:45pm - Workshops 1, 2 & 3
1:30pm - Workshops 1, 2 & 3 repeated
2:15pm - Workshops 1, 2 & 3 repeated   

Workshops 3 streams which will be repeated:
1.    Organising around H&S
2.    Worksafe “Update on new codes of practice”
3.    Dr John Wren, ACC “Vulnerable Workers and Accessing ACC”

3:00pm - Afternoon tea
3:15pm - Plenary session
3:45pm - Poroporoaki – Conclusions and Next Steps in our workplace
4:30pm - Closing