• Peter Bateman
    June 10, 2020
    At the September general election there will be a referendum offering voters the choice to support the Cannabis Legalisation and Control Bill.

    Amanda Douglas is a partner at Wynn Williams Lawyers who specialises in employment and health & safety. She will answer queries on how your organisation's drug and alcohol policies might have to change should recreational cannabis use be legalised.

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  • Peter Bateman
    May 11, 2020
    Musculoskeletal disorders are widely recognised as making up a significant proportion of work-related harm. Less well known is the increasing evidence of a link between musculoskeletal risk and psychosocial risk, and how this link offers new potential to explore harm minimisation.

    Dr Joanne Crawford, the WorkSafe New Zealand Chair in Health and Safety at Victoria University of Wellington, has co-authored a recently published study which explores these and other MSD factors.

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  • Peter Bateman
    April 29, 2020
    Dr Carl Horsley is an intensive care specialist with Middlemore Hospital’s Critical Care Complex. He and his multidisciplinary team have successfully adopted a Safety-II approach based on curiosity rather than compliance in what is a complex and unpredictable working environment. He and the team were centrally involved in dealing with the Whakaari eruption as well as preparing for the potential impacts of COVID-19.

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  • Peter Bateman
    April 20, 2020
    Essential industries remain operating under Level 4 lockdown, while many others are working out how to safely resume operations once NZ moves to Level 3.

    Grant Nicholson, a partner with Anthony Harper and a specialist in health & safety, will respond to questions relating to health & safety law in the context of operating in this pandemic environment.

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  • Peter Bateman
    April 7, 2020
    H&S practice increasingly acknowledges the need to include psychological or mental harm alongside physical harm, but many practitioners struggle to put this into practice at their own workplaces or with their clients.

    In the second Forum live chat, well known consultant Hillary Bennett will put a couple of questions to the Forum on this topic and will respond to your own questions.

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