Safety 360 – The Comprehensive Workplace Health and Safety Event 2015

New event will help all employees, managers and directors understand the Health and Safety at Work Act including its impact on HSNO

Answers to some of the most pressing issues around improving workplace health and safety, occupational health and wellbeing and managing hazardous substances will be found at Safety 360 on 16th and 17th March 2015 at SkyCity, Auckland.

The WorkSafe New Zealand endorsed event brings managers and directors, health and safety specialists and human resources and wellbeing professionals from large and small organisations together with regulators, researchers and practitioners in one inclusive format designed to increase understanding and support culture change across all levels of organisations.

Four parallel conferences address the impact of the new Health and Safety at Work Act on different roles, including those people responsible for HSNO, as well as covering industry-specific occupational health best practice and the latest research into physical and emotional wellbeing in all workplaces, including bullying.  Delegates with a conference ticket can attend any of the presentations.

In addition, members of the public can visit a free industry exhibition which will showcase the latest innovation and technology from suppliers to the health and safety sector.

Tim Bentley, Director of the NZ Work Research Institute and Chair of the Health and Wellbeing Conference at Safety 360, says, “Building a positive health and safety culture and promoting healthy work is a priority for all New Zealand organisations.  Safety 360 is an opportunity for business people to learn from their peers and also to hear first-hand about the challenges and responsibilities faced by others in their organisation.”

The four conferences are:

Safety Leaders’ Summit (16th & 17th March) – Provides advice and case studies on creating high performing safety cultures and reducing workplace harm from organisations including WorkSafe New Zealand, Kensington Swan, Fletcher Building, NIWA, McLeod Cranes, Civil Contractors New Zealand Inc and NZISM.  Australian transportation company Transdev, recipient of a National Safety Council of Australia Award for effective safety communications, will present the international keynote.

HSNO (16th & 17th March) – Investigates the regulation, risk management and safe use of hazardous substances in light of the new Health & Safety at Work Act. Hear from WorkSafe and the EPA about what you need to know about legislation updates as well as case studies on protecting people and the environment from AECOM, Fonterra, ChemWaste, Northland Regional Council and the National Poisons Centre, University of Otago.

Occupational Health Conference (16th March) – An industry-focussed, technical look at reducing work-related injuries and disease and improving work health and safety performance from a practitioner’s point of view. Hear from specialists in the New Zealand Society for Safety Engineering, Civil Contractors New Zealand Inc, Occupational Health Nurses’ Association, MasseyUniversity and Umbrella Health.

Health and Wellbeing Conference (17th March) – Addresses the opportunities an organisation has to improve the overall emotional and physical wellbeing of its employees, and how this can influence a company’s performance. Gain a better understanding of the value of wellness programmes and creating wellness strategies for a multi-cultural environment fromVero Insurance, WEL Networks, Mental Health Foundation of NZ, Massey University’s Healthy Work Group and Te Wānanga o Aotearoa.

Expo (16th & 17th March) – A full floor at SkyCity will show off the latest innovation and technology in health and safety products. The expo is free to attend and includes expert seminars running throughout both days.

See the full programme, ticket prices for the four conferences and how to register for the free expo at http://www.conferenz.co.nz/safety360

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