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 February 2016 Newsletter

NZOHS has issued the February 2016 newsletter. This newsletter contains information regarding membership levels and the associated CPD system, a HASANZ update and reflections from Lucre on attending the AIOH Conference in 2015. 

HASANZ Conference 2016

HASANZ is holding its first ever conference from 7 to 9 September in Wellington at Te Papa.

HASANZ CONFERENCE 2016 is setting out to illuminate, challenge and transform – inspiring all health and safety professionals and the businesses they work with to see health and safety in a new light.  This is the conference organised by the industry for the industry. Make it your CPD priority this year.

The call for papers will be released in March and the full programme announced in May when registrations open.

NZOHS October 2015 Newsletter

NZOHS has issued the October 2015 newsletter. This newsletter contains information regarding a CPD system, NZOHS membership levels, the AIOH award winner and more.

NZOHS offers an award to attend the AIOH Conference and CES

This award has been developed by the NZOHS to support professional development in occupational hygiene. The award is a grant to cover attendance at the conference and continuing education seminars (CES) delivered at the AIOH conference in Perth December 5th to 9th 2015.

Any financial Associate or Full Member of NZOHS (or those whose applications for membership are currently being processed) is eligible to apply, with exceptions of members of the NZOHS award selection committee.

NZOHS July Newsletter

The NZOHS has issued its latest newsletter - click on the link below to see what has been happening.

Consultation on Respirable Quartz/Respirable Crystalline Silica

Worksafe New Zealand is consulting on a Workplace Exposure Standard (WES) for respirable quartz.

Worksafe proposes to adopt an 8 hour time weighted average (WES-TWA) of 0.025mg/m3 (measured as respirable fraction).

A review has been carried out to recommend a proposed WES value. This review was carried out by Toxicology Excellence for Risk Assessment (TERA) in the United States. This review is attached.

The NZOHS will provide a group submission. Individual submissions can be completed and sent to Worksafe New Zealand, more information can be found on their website.

Draft Regulations for the Health and Safety at Work Act

The NZOHS has reviewed and commented on the draft regulations which support the new Health and Safety at Work Act. The draft regulations include:

1) General Risk and Workplace Management
2) Major Hazard Facilities
3) Asbestos

All three documents can be viewed here.

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 this course is now full. More Occupational Hygiene courses will be run in the future, keep checking our website for dates.




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