Monday 15 June 2015

Entry deadline looms for 2015 WorkSafe Awards

It is not too late for businesses and employees with a passion for improving workplace health and safety to enter the 2015 WorkSafe Victoria Awards.

The prestigious awards, now in their 27th year, close on Friday, 26 June.

WorkSafe Chief Executive Claire Amies said the awards were designed to recognise the ideas and the passion of organisations that have helped make Victoria the safest state in which to work.

“The WorkSafe Awards showcase the inspiring stories of businesses and individuals that are committed to keeping their workplaces safe,” Ms Amies said.

“We encourage organisations who are leading by example in relation to health and safety, and in helping injured workers back to safe work, to enter the awards.

“By entering, businesses acknowledge the commitment of their staff to a safe workplace. And, if they become finalists, their ideas and innovation are promoted so that they can be used as inspiration to others.

“So we encourage any business or employee with a great health and safety story to tell to enter. Their ideas and passion deserve to be recognised.”

There are nine award categories, all recognising outstanding contribution to workplace health and safety and return to work. The categories are:

Health and Safety:

Best solution to a specific workplace health and safety issue

Excellence in health and safety management

Health and safety representative of the year

Health and safety invention of the year

Commitment to workplace health and wellbeing

OHS Achievement

Return to Work:

Employer excellence in return to work

Return to Work Coordinator excellence

Worker return to work achievement

Winners will be announced at an awards presentation during WorkSafe’s Health and Safety Week in October. For more details or to enter the awards visit worksafeawards.com.au.  

Further Information

WorkSafe media enquiries: Peter Flaherty: 0478 881 663, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Kate Fawcett: 0478 305 640, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Public enquiries: Call the WorkSafe Advisory Service on 1800 136 089 between 8:30am and 5pm Monday to Friday, email info@worksafe.vic.gov.au or write to Advisory Service, PO Box 4306, Melbourne, 3001.