Nominations open for 2022 WorkSafe Awards
Nominations have opened for the annual WorkSafe Awards, with winners to be announced at a dinner in Melbourne in February 2023. The awards recognise Victorians who have made a significant contribution to the health and safety of a workplace, and injured workers who have overcome a range of obstacles on their return-to-work journey. Nominations are open to all Victorian-based employers and workers, and entrants can nominate themselves or another person. Nominations will be open until 15 July 2022.
WorkSafe Chief Executive Officer Colin Radford said every entry is a testament to the hard work and dedication of Victorians who aspire to create healthier and happier workplaces. “Each year, I’m uplifted by the many ways Victorians have made workplace safety a priority, and by the resilience of injured workers who have made a successful return to work,” said Radford.
The Commitment to Workplace Health and Safety on a Farm award has returned for a second year, after Aurora Diaries took the inaugural title in 2021. Radford said the award complements WorkSafe’s commitment to reducing injuries and deaths in the agriculture industry. “Farms remain one of the most dangerous places to work, with some farmers still viewing safety measures as an inconvenience. We hope this new award shows that prioritising safety not only benefits the health and wellbeing of those on-farm, but also provides the chance for formal recognition, which contributes to the success of a business,” said Radford.
The categories for the 2022 WorkSafe Awards are: Health and Safety Representative of the Year; Commitment to Workplace Health and Safety on a Farm; Workplace Health and Safety Solution of the Year; Commitment to Prevention of Mental Injury in the Workplace; OHS Leadership/Achievement; Leading Return to Work Practice; and Worker Return to Work Achievement Award.
Submit your entry here.
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