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The New Zealand Occupational Hygiene Society is a network of occupational hygiene professionals who further the practice, professionalism and recognition of the industry in New Zealand. The NZOHS was officially launched in 1994. At present the Society's membership is made up of Professional Occupational Hygienists either working for large companies, private consultants, or for Worksafe NZ.

NZOHS April Newsletter

NZOHS has issued its second newsletter for the year, find out the latest here. 

Occupational Noise Assessment Course, Auckland, 10-14 August 2015

The NZOHS is pleased to announce that it will be running an Occupational Noise Assessment Course in Auckland from 10th - 14th August 2015. For more information and registration details click through to download the attached flyer. Email your completed registration form to registration@nzohs.org.nz. Don't delay as spaces are limited and will fill fast.

NZOHS January 2015 Newsletter

The NZOHS has published its first newsletter for 2015. Click on the file to download the newsletter and find out what has been happening in the world of occupational hygiene both in New Zealand and abroad. 

BOHS Report Writing Guide for Occupational Hygienists

Occupational hygiene is concerned with the Anticipation, Recognition, Evaluation and Control of health hazards in the workplace; at each of these stages, effective communication is essential.

 

The production of formal written reports is one of the key methods of communicating occupational hygiene information. This guidance will help occupational hygienists produce clear and effective reports to achieve the aims and objectives for which they have been produced. The aims of the guidance are to:

NZOHS supports IOSH 'No Time To Lose' Campaign

Cancer caused by what people do at work is nothing new. One of the first official cases of an occupational cancer was identified in the eighteenth century. IOSH’s No Time to Lose campaign aims to get carcinogenic exposure issues more widely understood and help businesses take action. The campaign is working to:

Consultation Workplace Exposure Standard for Diesel Particulate Matter

Worksafe New Zealand is consulting on a Workplace Exposure Standard (WES) for diesel particulate matter (DPM).

New Health and Safety Association Launched

A new umbrella association for workplace health and safety professions in New Zealand has been established. The Health and Safety Association of New Zealand (HASANZ) was launched on 10 September 2014 in Auckland by George Adams, Chair of the Independent Forestry Safety Review and of the Occupational Health Advisory Group set up by WorkSafe NZ.

HASANZ aims to raise professional standards across the occupational health and safety sector to provide healthier and safer workplaces for New Zealanders.

Health & Safety Reform Bill Exposure Draft

The Government has announced the most significant reform of New Zealand’s workplace health and safety system in 20 years.

‘Working Safer: a blueprint for health and safety at work’ is the Government’s response to the recommendations of the Independent Taskforce on Workplace Health and Safety set up in April 2012, partially in response to the Pike River Coal Mine disaster.

Ace Day Jobs - Occupational Hygienists

Courtesy of the ABC. As an occupational hygienist at Bluescope Steels Melbourne plant, Perdita assesses and monitors levels of noise, heat and chemicals, and stops work if levels become dangerous.