Breathe Freely
New Zealand Occupational Hygiene Society Chartered Society for Work Health Protection
New Zealand Occupational Hygiene Society and The Chartered Society for Worker Health Protection

Managers Toolkit

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Guides & Fact Sheets
Overview Brochure

A concise summary of the health hazards arising from the mining industry and how the Breathe Freely campaign aims to address them.

This information will be available here soon, please re-visit this section in the near future.

Protecting Workers Health in Mining

The mining industry in New Zealand has had a lot of attention since the Pike River Incident.

Health risks have not received the same amount of attention. There are many reasons for this including the fact that the consequences of exposure to harmful substances is often not visible, symptoms may be delayed by decades from first exposure, and the burden of managing health falls predominantly to the employer.

Managing health risks and understanding how occupational hygiene fits into the mining industry.

Management Standard
The HI Management Standard

This tool is for use by managers responsible for health and safety on mining sites. It contains instructions, 8 assessment framework tools that relate to the 6 leading indicators and finally an action plan.

What can an Occupational Hygienist help with

Understand the role of occupational hygienists and how they can help you. Health risk assessments, control measures and training and communication.