Answers to some of the most pressing issues around improving workplace health and safety, occupational health and well being, and managing hazardous substances will be found at Safety 360 — a comprehensive workplace health and safety event — on March 15-16, 2015, at SkyCity in Auckland.
The WorkSafe New Zealand-endorsed event brings managers and directors, health and safety specialists, and human resources and well being 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 will address the impact of the new Health and Safety at Work Act on different roles, including those people responsible for Hazardous Substances and New Organisms (HSNO). It will also cover industry-specific occupational health best practice and the latest research into physical and emotional well being in all workplaces, including bullying.
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 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,
Hazardous Substances and New Organisms
Occupational Health conference, and
Health and Wellbeing conference.
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 on both days.