Contribution to New Zealand Government OHS Report
17 November 2009
Professors Philip Bohle and Michael Quinlan, with colleagues from the Workplace Research Centre, have jointly authored a report on the implications of the evolving work environment for occupational health and safety (OHS) in New Zealand. The report was prepared for the National Occupational Health and Safety Advisory Committee (NOHSAC) of New Zealand. NOHSAC directly advises the Minister for Labour on OHS. The report highlights challenges to OHS posed by changes to work including the shift to more flexible labour market and job structures, an ageing and more ethnically diverse workforce, and new psychosocial working conditions.
Prof. Michael Quinlan, honorary professor in the Ageing, Work and Health Research Unit has been invited to speak at a one day symposium on Future Directions in OHS research in New Zealand in November. The symposium has been organised by the OHS Research Centre at the Auckland University of Technology. Michael will speak on recent research experience in Australia while another invited speaker, Clive Smallman of Lincoln University, will provide the UK perspective.
Full report details:
Bohle, P. Buchanan, J. Considine, G. Cooke, A. Jakubauskas, M. Quinlan, M. Rafferty, M. & Rose R. (2008) The Evolving Work Environment in New Zealand: Implications for occupational health and safety, National Occupational Health and Safety Advisory Committee (NOHSAC) Technical Report No.10, Wellington.
Contact: Prof. Philip Bohle
Phone: 02 9351 9992