ACT winners announced

Friday, 27 October, 2006

The winners of the ACT OHS Awards were announced last night at a presentation by Industrial Relations minister Andrew Barr.

The awards were established to encourage public and private workplaces in the ACT to develop, implement and evaluate initiatives to create a safe workplace environment.

"The OHS Awards attracted a record number of 30 entries this year from a range of organisations reflecting the diversity of our regional economy and business community " with entries from private companies, not-for-profit organisations, unions and government agencies," ACT WorkCover Commissioner, Erich Janssen said.

"Each award winner has demonstrated a strong commitment to consultation with staff on safety issues, provided leadership from the top, and rigorously applied risk management principles " all the elements of successful safety innovation."

The overall winner of the OHS excellence award Morshead home, a not-for-profit aged care facility for military veterans. This award was chosen from all of the category winners.

Best Workplace and Safety Management System:
Winner " Morshead Home

Best Solution to an Identified Health and Safety Issue:
Winner " Family Based Respite Care Inc (FaBRiC)
Commendation " Dalma Formwork

Best Individual Contribution to Health and Safety:
Winner " John Killeen, ACT Ambulance

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