DR Bill Glass – Metlifecare Senior New Zealander of the Year 2019
Congratulations on being our 2019 Metlifecare Senior New Zealander of the year.
Dr Bill Glass is considered the godfather of occupational health in New Zealand. For over 60 years Bill has drawn attention to the unseen fatal effects of toxic substances in the workplace.
During his career Bill has been a passionate practitioner, educator, researcher, and provocateur. He has mentored, trained and inspired many New Zealanders working in the field of occupational medicine.
One of the major success of his career was the creation of the Asbestos Exposure Register. Bill’s efforts have resulted in better health for countless workers by not only proving the danger posed by substances like asbestos, lead and silica, but also by organising methods to reduce exposure.