HAUMARU TĀNGATA SYMPOSIUM

Hono Mai ki ā Mātou Kōrero - Be Part of the Conversation

Thursday 17 March 2022 - Online

The Haumaru Tāngata Symposium hosted by Te Whare Wānanga o Awanuiārangi, will be held on Thursday 17 March 2022. Due to the uncertainty of the current Covid-19 outbreak and in the interest of safety, we have made the decision to host this solely online.

The Haumaru Tāngata team will present their Kaupapa Māori Framework and other recipients of Accident Compensation Corporation, Workplace Injury Prevention Grants will present their current findings, with an emphasis on discussing worker perceptions about health, safety and wellbeing.

A full program is available upon registration.

The Symposium will, however, be live-streamed via webinar and recorded.

 

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For further enquiries please email Haumarutangata@wananga.ac.nz

Background to Haumaru Tāngata

Haumaru Tāngata is a culturally inspired three-year research project undertaken by Te Whare Wānanga o Awanuiārangi and funded by the Accident Compensation Corporation. The research seeks to collaboratively design a culturally responsive approach to health and safety in Aotearoa. We value creating space for Māori workers, Māori businesses and health and safety representatives to co-design a more effective and engaging workplace health and safety framework informed by mātauranga and tikanga Māori. The research component of the project is led by Professor Te Kani Kingi (Ngāti Pūkeko, Ngāti Awa, Ngāi Tai), Moira Loach (Ngāti Awa), Vance Walker (Ngāti Porou). This combination of academic, policy, practical skill sets, and health and safety expertise has greatly assisted in the development of an injury prevention model that is robust, sustainable, and targeted to achieving positive impacts on Māori health and wellbeing in the workplace by reducing injury incidents.

The overall objective of this research is to reduce and prevent workplace injury among Māori workers across sectors by:

  • Exploring how mātauranga and tikanga Māori can offer a meaningful intervention into workplace health and safety
  • Developing a Kaupapa Māori prevention framework that can create meaningful change to health and safety for Māori workers. This includes the determination of success factors that would engage Māori workers and their whānau in best practice health and safety education and practice.
  • Implementing a culturally responsive model with practical tools that can be applied and integrated into health and safety initiatives in workplaces.

Positioned within a Kaupapa Māori framework, Haumaru Tāngata responds to the overrepresentation of Māori within workplace harms and fatalities. The research seeks to explore how workplace related injuries and fatalities can be prevented through the application of Māori knowledge, values, and cultural practices. As such, the health and wellbeing of Māori workers and the subsequent impacts on their whānau because of work-related injury and death lends itself to a Kaupapa Māori approach that seeks to make meaningful impact through interventions that engage cultural concepts and practices to create change.

Kaupapa Māori theory and methodology, and Māori-centered approaches are grounded within whānau, hapū, iwi and Māori community or organisational needs. As such, they are transformative in intent and have the potential to inform an effective, culturally responsive framework capable of reducing and preventing the workplace injuries and fatalities that Māori experience.

The Haumaru Tāngata research responds to the overrepresentation of Māori within workplace injury and mortality statistics and seeks to collaboratively design a culturally responsive approach to health and safety in Aotearoa. The methodology enables a focused space for Māori workers, Māori businesses and health and safety representatives to design a bespoke and more engaging framework with the overarching goal of reducing workplace injury and fatalities.

The Future of Health and Safety for Māori

Our expectation is that we deliver a Māori centered framework that is meaningful to organisations, businesses, and individuals that is effective, culturally responsive, and capable of reducing and preventing the workplace injuries and fatalities that Māori experience.

This Page provides updates about the project and opportunities to comment.

We welcome and value your contributions.

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