Welcome to the New Zealand Occupational Hygiene Society
The New Zealand Occupational Hygiene Society is a network of occupational hygiene professionals to further the practice, professionalism and recognition of the industry in New Zealand.
The NZOHS was officially launched in 1994. Until that time there had been no official body representing the interests of Occupational Hygienists in New Zealand, although a small group had been meeting for a number of years previously in a unofficial capacity to provide mutual support, swap anecdotes and share the occasional drink together.
With a national population of just over 4 million, the number of practicing full-time occupational hygienists will always be small. At present the Society's membership is made up of Professional Occupational Hygienists either working for large companies, private consultants, or for the Department of Labour's Occupational Safety and Health Service.
The Society has also welcomed into its midst, as Associate Members, a larger number of people who are working in the field of health and safety, but have only a part time interest in Occupational Hygiene.
- To further the practice, professionalism and recognition of occupational hygiene in New Zealand.
- To create and maintain a network for the transfer of information, professional contacts and support.
- To monitor and influence the development of occupational health and safety legislation, standards and codes of practice.
- To aid the practice and understanding of occupational hygiene as a subject, through such avenues as workshops, conferences and the media.