December Health, Safety and Wellness Update

The end of the year is approaching and Christmas is just days away. We hope that everyone has had a great 2018. We have put together some informative content for our final newsletter of 2018. This includes some important tips to keep you and your loved ones safe this summer. We have news from our environmental and first aid teams including some new product launches, plus some information on how we can help with the wellness of your team.

Read all of this and more here.
 

Training Calendar – December, January & February

Our last training calendar for 2018 is out today.

You can still make the most of our $99 First Aid special running on our Workplace First Aid and our Refresher First Aid courses. All public courses running from December 18 2018 – January 31 2019 will be at the discounted price of $99, saving up to $55!

As well as our Asbestos Awareness courses, we have our 4 Day BOHS IP402 course (Surveying and Sampling Strategies for Asbestos) coming up in Christchurch in late January.

Auckland First Aid dates are coming soon – so watch this space!

Download your copy of the calendar here.

 

 

TriEx Newsletter – November 2018

Our November Newsletter came out this week. The end of year and Christmas madness is just around the corner, but we have a lot of great information this month to get you through. Summer is beginning next week (even if it doesn’t feel like it!) and that means plenty of time spent out in the garden for some. We have important information about Legionnaires disease and steps you can take to prevent it.

Men – especially young men – are a big focus at present, especially around speaking up and their mental health challenges. We have shared some info on both the WorkSafe ‘Be A Safe Guy’ campaign, and information from Movember about men’s mental health and their ‘Be a man of more words’ campaign.

This month we also have an update on our expanded environmental and asbestos services. Our First Aid team have been busy, and we have a great summer special on first aid courses to make the end of 2018 and the beginning of 2019 much sweeter!

The flu vaccination season is always a very busy time for TriEx, and we know how important it is for some clients to schedule theirs as early as possible. We have info on the 2019 programme and details on how you can book now

To view the full newsletter click here.

Training Calendar – November, December & January

Our latest training calendar is out today.

Make the most of summer with our $99 First Aid special running on our Workplace First Aid and our Refresher First Aid courses. All public courses running from December 17 2018 – January 31 2019 will be at the discounted price of $99, saving up to $55!

As well as our Asbestos Awareness courses, we have our 4 Day BOHS IP402 course (Surveying and Sampling Strategies for Asbestos) coming up from December 10-13 in Christchurch.

Download your copy of the Calendar here.

 

 

Our October Update

Our October Newsletter is out today!

We are about to enter the final month of Spring, which means Summer is almost here. We have a lot of great information this month, including information on new research highlighting that Kiwis are not being sun smart. We have an interesting video to share from Shaun Robinson of the Mental Health Foundation on Mental Health and Wellbeing at Work and promoting wellbeing in the workplace.

You can read more about what our First Aid team have been up to and learn about our new Christchurch office. The latest figures out show that there was a much higher uptake on flu vaccinations in 2018 which was credited for the decrease in flu. Learn more about this and how you can book early for 2019.

WorkSafe have revised their view on Asbestos health monitoring and we have all the updates for you as well as information on their new noise toolkit to assist in managing noise in the workplace.

Click here to read the full newsletter. To signup for our future newsletters click here.

Asbestos Health Monitoring Changes

WorkSafe have reviewed the components of health monitoring and when health monitoring should be completed for those that work with asbestos.

Health monitoring now no longer requires a chest X-ray to be taken either as baseline or for monitoring purposes. The emphasis for these medicals unless a Medical Practitioner recommends otherwise, must include demographic, medical and occupational history as well as spirometry measurements. Personal exposure including any relevant risk assessments and air monitoring carried out by the PCBU will be part of the full asbestos medical.

The frequency of these assessments has now changed to 2 yearly from work starting with asbestos, regardless of when an individual starts working for a PCBU.

Clients complete an asbestos respiratory questionnaire which investigates their previous and current potential exposure to asbestos and any relevant medical history. Spirometry is completed. Education is then given regarding respiratory protection.

A spirometry, or lung function test, looks at the following:

> Interprets how well the lungs are performing.
> Measures FEV1 – forced expiratory volume – the amount of air you can blow (huff) out in 1 second
> Measures FVC – forced vital capacity – the largest amount of air you can blow (huff) out after a large inhalation of air
> Identify employees at risk from hazardous air contaminants in the workplace

What’s involved?

Employees undergo a 30 minute appointment at our TriEx Health Clinics.

The Appointments include:

> Assessment of the employees past and present air contaminant history (includes recreational)
> Full Spirometry test
> Asbestos exposure and history questionnaire
> Chest X-Ray if recommended by Occupational Health Physician – referral is organised by TriEx
> Explanation of the results to the employee
> Education on responsibility to protect
> All test results are reviewed by an Occupational Health Physician
> Individual Reports are sent to the Company
> All documents including test results with information on asbestos are sent to the individual

To find out more please contact our health team on 0800 487 439 or email enquiries@triex.co.nz 

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