Sarah has been working in occupational health for over 10 years with small and large businesses across Taranaki. She loves her job and the team that she works with.
Sarah acknowledges that health and safety workplace risks, organisational structure, and the individual health of workers is unique within each business. She believes that working together with people and businesses enhances a positive health and safety culture and promotes a practical approach to health and safety in the workplace.
Being an Occupational Health Nurse gives her the opportunity to learn, support, educate, and protect the health of people within their workplace. Understanding the significance of the connection between worker health and healthy work is fundamental to my role as an Occupational Health Nurse.
As the immediate past president of the Taranaki NZOHNA (New Zealand Occupational Health Nurses Association), and current National Executive Member for the local branch, Sarah regularly meets with other skilled Occupational Health Nurses. Collectively, we continue to learn about best practice within the Health and Safety industry.
Sarah is currently working towards a post graduate Diploma in Health Science endorsed in Occupational Health, as a successful and deserving recipient of the HASANZ inaugural scholarship. As a reflection of Sarah’s commitment to the highest standards of practice, Sarah is also recognised as a certified health and safety professional on the HASANZ register, attaining Proficient Occupational Health Nurse.