25 Jul 2014 - 09:00
From HSNO to HSW: Keeping ahead of the play
The face of HSNO is set to change this year with the new Health and Safety reform taking place in New Zealand. WorkSafe New Zealand is up and running, working to get businesses back into shape. While the changes won’t be finalised until after April 2015, the sooner we’re ready for the new regulations, the smoother the transition will be.
A common question being asked is: “What are the changes likely to be and how will they affect me?”
To that end, TCC (NZ) is holding a one day seminar/workshop combo on The Future of Health and Safety at Work with Hazardous Substances. There are a few changes to keep track of and none of them are finalised, so while we could spend days speculating about it, we’re aiming to keep it simple and focus on what is likely. The end date for Submissions for the H&S reform bill have been extended to 1 August, so we hope to use the Workshop at the end of the seminar to create a list of ideas from Industry to help shape the future of the bill.
It will be held at the Waipuna Hotel and Conference Centre in Mt Wellington, on Friday the 25th of July – We need to know if you wish to attend before the 10th of July (4th preferable) so we can finalise our booking.
The seminar will start at 9am and finish at 3pm – lunch and morning tea are included – and cost $400+GST per person with a small discount for multiple people booking together.
The Day is scheduled to go as follows: will include:
- 9:00 – 9:30 : Arrival, Tea and Coffee
- 9:30 – 9:45 : Introductions
- 9:45 – 10:30 : Overview on Health and Safety reform Bill, focusing on WorkSafe NZ
- 10:30 – 11:00 : Morning Tea
- 11:00 – 11:30 : EPA Safety Data Sheet Survey review and guidelines for SDS creation
- 11:30 – 12:00 : The proposed changes to HSNO and Hazardous Substances.
- 12:00 – 1:00 : Lunch
- 1:00 – 1:45 : Policy/Procedure Writing and Implementation
- 1:45 – 3:00 : Workshop – Topics raised, and submission ideas
The workshop at the end of the day is intended to cover questions and ideas not raised in the previous topics and to give you an idea what the regulators should know about what industry needs.