Nominations open for Work Health and Safety Excellence Awards

Wednesday, 06 April, 2022

Nominations open for Work Health and Safety Excellence Awards

Nominations are now open for the 2022 Work Health and Safety Excellence Awards, celebrating safety across Western Australian workplaces. The awards recognise outstanding solutions and innovations in health and safety across all workplaces.

WorkSafe WA Commissioner Darren Kavanagh said the awards are an opportunity for WA businesses of all sizes to display their workplace safety initiatives and to receive some well-deserved recognition. “This year we are excited to announce a new award category as part of the McGowan government’s commitment to addressing mental health in the workplace. The award — for best intervention to address a psychosocial hazard in the workplace — will recognise an organisation’s successful commitment to the prevention of psychosocial hazards,” Kavanagh said.

This year’s award categories also include: Work health and safety invention of the year; Best solution to a work health and safety risk; Best intervention to address a psychosocial hazard in the workplace; Leadership Excellence Award; and the Health and Safety Representative of the Year.

There are two awards in each category — one for small businesses (199 employees or fewer) and one for large businesses (200 employees or more) — to ensure that all sizes of businesses have an equal opportunity to win an award. Nominations close on 31 May 2022, with the winners to be announced at an awards ceremony on 28 October during Safe Work Month.

“I encourage companies and individuals to consider nominating for the awards and taking advantage of the opportunity to have their safety achievements publicly recognised,” Kavanagh said.

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