About Occupational Health Map

Occupational Health Map has been providing occupational health and safety services to the greater Wellington region since 2001. We have an extremely low staff turnover, ensuring a consistent, personal approach to the people we work with. Many people view their health information as private and personal and we understand and respect this. Wherever possible (which is in 99% of cases), we provide the same person to follow up with staff.

All our nurses are members of the New Zealand Occupational Health Nurses Association. We are well respected and get most of our business through word of mouth. We encourage you to read our testimonials.

The Occupational Health Map team

Erina commenced in business as OHM in 2001. She employed Jan and Gay in 2008 and the business has continued to grow in that time. During the time for giving flu vaccines (March, April and May) she contracts other well respected nurses with the “Authorised Vaccinator Certificate” to help at this busy time.

The Occupational Health map team consists of a team of six, led by Erina Potter.

Erina Potter, Occupational Health Specialist & Manager of OHM

Erina originally trained at the Wellington Hospital after which she spent 20 years working in various hospitals throughout New Zealand, mainly in acute care and paediatric and neonatal nursing.

Erina has been an occupational health practitioner for 20 years, originally as an in-house occupational health nurse at Pilkington Automotive and Exide. Since 2000 Erina has provided occupational health services as a consultant to over 100 companies in the Wellington region.

Erina holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Occupational Health Practice from Otago University, she has a Bachelor of Nursing as well as qualifications in small business, and health and safety relevant training.

Erina is an Authorised Independent Vaccinator, has passed NZQA standards to be a Collector for urine drug screening and is approved to undertake hearing tests.

Gay Scott, Occupational Health Specialist & Nurse

Gay originally trained at Hutt Hospital, working in coronary care and A&E. Gay started working in occupational health at Taylor Preston; she worked in that role at the Hutt Hospital and spent time at OK Health where she was the clinical nurse, training new staff and developing policies.

Gay joined OHM in 2008 with a background of 12 years experience in occupational health, having previously gained a Graduate Diploma in Occupational Health & Safety from Massey University.

Gay is an Authorised Independent Vaccinator, has passed NZQA standards to be a Collector for urine drug screening and is approved to undertake hearing tests.

Jan Mudgway, Occupational Health Specialist & Nurse

Jan originally trained at Hutt Hospital working mainly in A&E and also as after hours manager at Hutt Hospital. Her background includes being clinical co-ordinator of an aged care hospital and a pharmaceutical rep.

Jan’s occupational health career has been at the Department of Defence, Wellworkers, and OK Health. She had six years experience in occupational health before joining OHM in 2008.

Jan holds a Bachelor of Nursing, Health & Safety Legislation training and a Diploma in Human Resources.

Jan is an Authorised Independent Vaccinator, has passed NZQA standards to be a  Collector for urine drug screening and is approved to undertake hearing tests.

Marion Hewitt, Occupational Health Specialist & Nurse

Marion trained at the Hutt Hospital and worked in Orthopaedics and aged care before starting her career as an Occupational Health Nurse. She has worked in a number of factories in the Hutt Valley and has worked for a number of occupational health companies: Wellworkers, OK Health and Life Care Consultants.

Marion is an Authorised Independent Vaccinator, has passed NZQA standards to be a Collector for urine drug screening and is an approved person to undertake hearing tests.

Mandy Byrne, Office Manager

Mandy is in charge of the office – the accounts, appointments, supplies and payroll. She makes sure we aren’t working too hard or not enough! She works with OHM part-time from 8.30 to 1.30pm.

Annette Stubbersfield, Occupational Health Specialist and Nurse

Annette qualified in Germany and has worked in surgical wards, as a practice nurse, in rehabilitation and in mental health. She has been working in Occupational Health since 2000. First she worked at Unilever and then she worked as a Helath & Safety Consultant before joining the OHM team in May 2017.

Annette is studying for her Graduate Diploma in Occupational Safety and Health from Massey University.

Annette is an Authorised Independent Vaccinator, has passed NZQA standards to be a Collector for urine drug screening and is an approved person to undertake hearing tests.

  • Mike Atkins, Environment, Health and Safety Manager - Alcan Packaging Danaflex, Porirua

    "A pleasure"

    "We have been working with Erina Potter since 2000-2001. Alcan Packaging Danaflex is a member of the world-wide Alcan family of over 300 facilities. Our Australasian head office and manufacturing is based in Wellington and produces specialty packaging materials for the meat and dairy industries. EHS First is a guiding principle of Alcan. We have always enjoyed dealing with Erina on a routine basis as part of our health monitoring programme and have been impressed with Erina’s health and safety and industry experience and knowledge. Erina also delivers a range of educational programmes to our staff in an interesting and engaging manner, with topics ranging from healthy nutrition and exercise, shift work, stress and fatigue, and smoking cessation. Erina always offers a great service with a friendly and helpful attitude as well as having a fantastic sense of humour. Our employees feel comfortable with Erina and really enjoy having one-on-one appointments with her. It is a pleasure to work with Erina."
    Mike Atkins, Environment, Health and Safety Manager - Alcan Packaging Danaflex, Porirua
  • Brian Holmes, Senior Health & Safety Consultant, Wellington

    "Extremely impressed"

    "I have worked with Erina Potter and her team since 2000, commencing when I was the Safety, Health, Environment and Quality Manager for Dulux New Zealand. I engaged OHM to provide occupational health services at our Gracefield paint factory. Having been part of the global ICI chemicals organisation we had very high standards of health and safety performance, complex procedures and stringent health monitoring requirements. I was extremely impressed by Erina’s focus on meeting our needs as the customer and her ability to deliver to our deadlines using our reporting system. I renewed the relationship when I became the national Health and Safety Manager at ESR. Many of our scientists and administration people were at risk of developing gradual process injuries from the intensive, repetitive nature of some aspects of their jobs. OHM again offered exactly what I needed for proactively managing the issues. I would have no hesitation in recommending Erina and OHM as your occupational health provider."
    Brian Holmes, Senior Health & Safety Consultant, Wellington
  • Cees van Weele Safety, Health and Environmental Coordinator Quality Bakers, Wellington

    "Service was perfectly tailored to our needs"

    "I have used the service from OHM (Erina) during my time at Quality Bakers Wellington, continuing the relationship built up by my predecessor. OHM provided us with annual health service and ergonomic assessments for our office staff. Erina's advice when we were developing a drug and alcohol policy, was most helpful. Staff have great respect for Erina as she has a "can do" approach. I know some of them are thankful for her advice to follow up in an early stage of a possible life threatening disease. Erina knows how hard it can be for a baker, with early starts and sometimes long days. Her service was perfectly tailored to our needs."
    Cees van Weele Safety, Health and Environmental Coordinator Quality Bakers, Wellington