Celebrating the best of health, safety and wellbeing in New Zealand
The New Zealand Workplace Health & Safety Awards have run each year since 2005.
They are run by Safeguard magazine (published by Thomson Reuters) with the active support of WorkSafe New Zealand and ACC.
They are easy to enter, and entry is free.
2022 winners announced
A collaborative piece of work in the rail corridor between KiwiRail, Downer NZ and Aurecon has taken overall honours at this year's New Zealand Workplace Health & Safety Awards.
The awards, which were judged by a panel of five, were presented at a gala dinner at the Cordis in Auckland on the 21st of June 2022.
Hall of Fame Inductee
Ian is an Associate Professor in Occupational Health and Safety in the School of Health Sciences at Massey University, where he leads the occupational health and safety programme.
He is also Associate Dean Research in the university’s College of Health.
With a Master’s in occupational hygiene and a Doctorate in physiology, Ian worked for the Department of Health and for ACC before joining Massey University in 1985.
As an academic researcher he has conducted work into the assessment of health hazards, the effectiveness of health & safety interventions in industry, and improving the way small businesses manage health & safety.
As a teacher, he has taught health & safety diploma and degree courses to students from all walks of life.
As an adviser, he served four years on the Occupational Health Advisory Group reporting to the board of WorkSafe to help it set up a framework to support occupational health.
A career highlight came in 2006 with a Fulbright Senior Scholar award and fellowship, which saw him spend several months as a visiting scientist at Harvard’s School of Public Health. The research collaboration and benchmarking which resulted continues to this day.
We are delighted to acknowledge Ian’s more than 35-year commitment to research and teaching health and safety. His work has influenced a significant proportion of health and safety practitioners in New Zealand.