Perform – a new framework to reduce musculo-skeletal injuries in the workplace

The Webinar
HASANZ and PhysioScholar invite you to a special briefing on Perform, a new programme about to be piloted in New Zealand that includes an intervention to reduce musculoskeletal injuries in the workplace, predominately manual handling.

It is based on the PErforM programme in Queensland.

This webinar will outline the background to Perform, its advantages and limitations, and how businesses can participate in the pilot.

You will also get a chance to have your questions answered by our panel of presenters. Keep ahead of this important industry development!

This webinar was presented on Monday, March 18th, 2019

Presenters: The Panel

Philip Aldridge, Executive Director of HASANZ    Philip Aldridge

Philip leads the day to day operation of HASANZ and the implementation of its business strategy. He has a broad background in both the public and private sectors with extensive leadership experience across a range of membership, government, industry training and commercial organisations. When Chief Executive of InfraTrain New Zealand he chaired the Built Environment Training Alliance (BETA) and was closely involved in building capability in the high-risk infrastructure construction industry for the Christchurch rebuild. This spurred his active interest in promoting workplace health and safety. 

Marion Edwin  Marion Edwin

Marion is a Certified New Zealand Ergonomist (CNZHFE) providing workplace consultancy services through her business, Optimise Ltd. She is Chair of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society of New Zealand and represents the Society on the HASANZ Governance Group. Marion had extensive input to the development of the HASANZ Register. Her skills include optimising the design of workplaces, equipment and work systems to prevent musculoskeletal disorders and improve business productivity.

Philippa GrimesPhilippa Grimes

Philippa is an Occupational Health Physiotherapist and has been working in the occupational health and ergonomics field for almost 30 years. In addition to her physiotherapy qualifications, she has a Diploma of Occupational Health Practice (University of Otago), a Diploma of Mechanical Diagnosis & Therapy (McKenzie Institute, Wellington) and a Post-Graduate Diploma of Ergonomics (Massey University). Philippa is self-employed and is based in Wellington. She does workplace assessments and ergonomics evaluations in office and industrial environments, plus worksite assessments and return to work programmes for ACC and a third party administrator. She is a member of HASANZ.

Pam Mitchell  Pam Mitchell

Pam is an author and a qualified Occupational Therapist graduating in 1988.  She also has a Post Graduate Diploma in Health Service Management, an MBS Health Management, and both a Graduate Certificate and Post Graduate Diploma in Emergency Management.  Pam has a special interest in building resilient teams utilising the Health and Safety at Work Legislation as a vehicle to drive change in business to improve employee health and wellbeing and therefore productivity. Pam has clinical and management experience and has worked in both the private and public sectors.  She has significant experience working with people experiencing loss and change and the impact of these experiences on their wellbeing.   She currently works in private practice with individuals and businesses as clients.

Heidi Börner  Heidi Borner

Heidi has practiced as an Occupational Health and Safety specialist since 1993, is registered with HASANZ, and is an Executive member of the NZOHNA. Her qualifications include Bachelor of Nursing, Specialist Certification in Occupational Health Nursing (Canada), Master of Nursing - Workplace H&S system evaluation. She has published journal articles and book chapters, conducts research and has assisted Master students in their research using her database. Her experience ranges from direct patient care to full programme development, delivery, and evaluation, all with the aim of preventing workplace injury and illness. She has worked with small, medium, and large industrial, educational, and healthcare organisations in the private, public and government sectors, and has coached managers and senior executives to achieve outstanding health and safety performance.

Heidi is the co-creator of the Orange Umbrella® and Cheetah® Agility tools which help employers evaluate their company systems to diagnose and quantify the hidden risks and inefficiencies in their organisation. The leading indicators that are generated help them to pinpoint and manage risk and enable people and companies to thrive.

This webinar was presented on Monday, March 18th, 2019 at 7:30 PM NZDT


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