Invites open for SafeWork Awards

Thursday, 08 May, 2008

Nominations are now open for the 2008 WorkCover SafeWork Awards.

“There are brilliant safety initiatives in workplaces all around the state and the individuals and teams who devised them deserve to be recognised,” said John Della Bosca, Minister for Industrial Relations, at the opening announcement.

“The annual WorkCover NSW SafeWork Awards showcase innovation and excellence and recognise best practice by highlighting industry achievement in workplace safety,” he said.

Employers and workers are invited to submit written entries in five categories. Winning entries automatically enter the Australian Safety and Compensation Council’s National Safety Awards in early 2009.

“I encourage all workplaces to highlight their workplace safety achievements by submitting an entry in this year’s NSW awards,” Della Bosca said.

Employers and workers are invited to submit written entries in five award categories:

  • Best workplace health and safety management system
  • Best solution to an identified workplace health and safety issue
  • Best workplace health and safety practices in small business
  • Public sector leadership award for injury prevention and management
  • Best individual contribution to workplace health and safety

Entries will be reviewed and short-listed by a WorkCover assessment panel, with finalists selected following worksite visits.

A judging panel comprising senior representatives from WorkCover, unions, employer groups and specialist OHS bodies will choose the 2008 award winners, with the results announced at a ceremony at Olympic Park in October.

Nominations for the Awards will close Friday 11 July 2008.

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