Click on the links below to visit New Zealand websites offering information which may be useful.
Department of Labour
Work and Income
Other Useful Workplace Health and Safety Links
- The Health and Safety in Employment Act 1992, including amendments from the 2002 Act.
The statutory requirements for health monitoring and training are outlined in sections 10, 11 and 13.
- A Guide to the Health & Safety in Employment Act 1992 (with the 2002 amendments),
which includes health monitoring on p. 36, 40, 55 & 60.
- A summary of employer responsibilities, p.13
- Noise measurement and hazard assessment, p.16-18
- Hearing testing & monitoring, p.27-28
- Employee training & education, p.30-31
- Other publications from the Workplace Health & Safety service of the Department of Labour
(previously known as OSH)
- ESR drug and alcohol free workplace programmes
- Safeguard, a bi-monthly magazine of topical health & safety issues
- Quick search page for legislation eg
- Privacy Act 1993
- Human Rights Act 1993
- Health and Safety in Employment Act 1992
- Accident Compensation Act 2001
- Employment Relations Act 2000
Training Course – Disability Management in the Workplace
New Zealand Resources
ADDICTION; DRUGS, ALCOHOL, GAMBLING Treatment Directory www.addictionshelp.org.nz Regionalised database of all the addiction treatment and advice services available anywhere in New Zealand
Alcohol & Drug Helpline www.adanz.org.nz/Helpline/ ADANZ aims to facilitate cohesion in the addiction treatment sector through coordination, alcohol and other drug information and intervention services, advocacy and research
Addiction websites plus New Zealand clinics, counseling and rehabilitation for P and meth addiction, gambling addiction, drug addiction, alcohol addiction and more on NZS.com www.nzs.com/health/addiction
Gambling addiction www.gamblingproblem.co.nz
DEPRESSION National Depression Helpline FREEPHONE: 0800 111 757
8am to midnight, 365 days a year. Talk to trained counsellors who can discuss the situation, offer information, and if necessary, advice on local services
Depression Awareness http://www.depression.org.nz/Self help resources and tips for helping others who might be suffering from depression. Includes the John Kirwan Journal tool.
Depression – The Low Down http://www.thelowdown.co.nzDesigned to help younger people coping with depression.
EATING DISORDERS Eating Disorders Association NZ (EDANZ) www.ed.org.nz Incorporated society which provides support and education for parents and caregivers of people with eating disorders
Central Region Eating Disorders www.eatingdisorders.org.nz Useful information and links to services elsewhere in NZ.
Eating Difficulties Education Network www.eden.org.nz EDEN is a non-profit community agency promoting body trust and satisfaction, size acceptance and diversity
VICTIM SUPPORT http://www.victimsupport.org.nz Call 0800 VICTIM (0800 846 846) Free 24-7 help for people hurt by crime and other trauma through the provision of an emotional and practical support. Information, financial assistance and referral to other support services and advocacy for victims’ rights.
SUICIDE Suicide Prevention Information New Zealand www.spinz.org.nz
Information and resources to promote safe and effective suicide prevention activities.
Part of the Mental Health Foundation of New Zealand and has staff based in Auckland and Wellington.
RELATIONSHIPS The Family Court http://www.justice.govt.nz/courts/family-court/ Aims, wherever possible, to help people sort out their relationship problems by way of counselling, conciliation and mediation.
Mental Health Resources
- MENTAL HEALTH Mental Health Foundation http://www.mentalhealth.org.nz
- Stress and How to handle it http://www.mentalhealth.org.nz/shop/item/view/2/314/
- What is Depression http://www.mentalhealth.org.nz/shop/item/view/2/70/
- Men and Depression http://www.mentalhealth.org.nz/shop/item/view/2/193/
- Coping with Financial Stress http://www.mentalhealth.org.nz/shop/item/view/2/306/
EMERGENCY Emergency help for mental health issues
if it is an emergency – and you feel you or someone else is at risk of harm PHONE 111
Phone LIFELINE ON 0800 543 352
Go to your nearest Hospital Emergency Department
Phone your local DHB Mental Health Crisis team: You can find the number for your area on the following link. http://www.mhc.govt.nz/Content/Overview/Urgent-Help.htm
GENERAL HEALTH Resources
Access to quality, local, up-to-date information and resources related to a broad health and well-being focus.
Healthline PHONE 0800 611 116 FOR FREE 24-HOUR HEALTH ADVICE
Free telephone health information service for all the family; Staffed by registered nurses who will assess your health needs, and give information and advice to help you decide on the best level of care.
Health Navigator http://www.healthnavigator.org.nz
Health information for people with on-going health concerns.
GRIEF AND LOSS Skylight http://www.skylight.org.nz/ Not for profit organisation providing specialised support for New Zealand children, young people, adults and their families/whanau who are facing change, loss, trauma and grief – whatever the cause
Still born and newborn death support www.sands.org.nz Network of parent-run, non-profit groups supporting families who have experienced the death of a baby. Over 25 groups/contact people around the country.
Sudden Infant Death Syndrome http://sids.org.nz/ Services for families and communities who have had children of any age die suddenly and/or unexpectedly of any cause including SIDS.
CITIZENS ADVICE BUREAU http://www.cab.org.nz/ CLICK ON LOCAL BUREAU TO FIND YOUR NEAREST BUREAU OR PHONE 0800 367 222. Information to assist with a wide range of issues. Trained volunteers will discuss options and provide contact numbers for any services or organisations to help further. Information sheets and guides on topics such as debt, breakdown of relationships and accommodation.
National Institute Disability Management and Research
Personal Injury Education Foundation
Workcover NSW (Australia)
‘Health Care and the Law’ 4th NZ edition edited by Rebecca Keenan Published by Brookers Wellington