HSDIRT notification tool

We have developed a tool to help health professionals report hazardous substances injuries and diseases.  

The HSDIRT tool (Hazardous Substances Disease and Injury Reporting Tool) is a GP-based system for reporting hazardous substances injuries and diseases.

Data and publications

We publish annual reports and factsheets of national results from the HSDIRT tool.

pdficon small Factsheet - Hazardous substances notifications in New Zealand 2013 (Jan 2016) (pdf, 0.7 MB)

pdficon small Factsheet - Lead absorption notifications in New Zealand 2013 (Mar 2015) (pdf, 0.8 MB)

pdficon small Annual report - National Hazardous Substances and Lead Notifications January - December 2015 (Jul 2016) (pdf, 0.7 MB)
This report presents findings from the Hazardous Substances Disease and Injury Reporting Tool (HSDIRT) in 2015.

pdficon small Annual report - National Hazardous Substances and Lead Notifications January - December 2014 (Jan 2016) (pdf, 0.7 MB)
This report presents findings from the Hazardous Substances Disease and Injury Reporting Tool (HSDIRT) in 2014.

pdficon small Annual report - National Hazardous Substances and Lead Notifications January - December 2013 (Feb 2015) (pdf, 0.6 MB)
This report presents findings from the Hazardous Substances Disease and Injury Reporting Tool (HSDIRT) and EpiSurv during 2013. 

Information about HSDIRT for healthcare professionals

If you are a healthcare professional, you need to use the HSDIRT tool to report injuries and diseases that you suspect are caused by a hazardous substance.

HSDIRT training materials are available to health care professionals and Public Health Unit staff who investigate hazardous substance-related complaints.

You can find useful information about HSDIRT for GPs and Public Health Units (PHUs) below. These resources may be useful in the investigation of a notification, or deciding whether a notification needs to occur. There are some health education resources that would be useful for patients.

GP Information

PHU Information

Users Guide for GPs (short version) Frequently Asked Questions
Users Guide for GPs Users Guide for PHUs
Useful Resources for GPs Useful Resources for PHUs
Legislation HSDIRT blank form

You can find more information about the HSDIRT notification system on the resources for health professionals.

What the HSDIRT tool looks like

Figure 1 shows a screenshot of the HSDIRT tool, used when reporting injuries and diseases that are suspected to be caused by a hazardous substance.

Figure 1: Screenshot of HSDIRT (Hazardous Substances Disease and Injury Reporting Tool)

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