Health & Safety Standards

New Zealand’s workplace health and safety professionals now have a new umbrella organisation, of which Occupational Therapy New Zealand Whakaora Ngangahau Aotearoa – Whakaora Ngangahau is a founding member.

The Health and Safety Association of New Zealand (HASANZ) was launched September 2014. This body will raise professional standards across the health and safety sector to provide healthier and safer workplaces for New Zealanders. HASANZ aims to support the Government’s target of reducing the rate of fatalities and serious injuries in the workforce by at least 25% by 2020. One of its key objectives is to help workplace health and safety professionals provide better guidance and support to businesses. Another priority of HASANZ is to create an online register of “competent health and safety professionals”. Go to or email [email protected]