SafeWork NSW urges safe businesses to participate in awards

Wednesday, 31 May, 2017

SafeWork NSW urges safe businesses to participate in awards

Businesses are invited to put forward their innovative safety ideas at the 2017 SafeWork Awards.

These awards recognise both businesses and individuals who have improved safety and injury management within their workplace.

“The awards are an opportunity for businesses with a safety culture and commitment to protecting the health and safety of their workforce to showcase their achievements,” SafeWork NSW Executive Director Peter Dunphy said.

“But workplace safety is everyone’s responsibility and with awards across six categories, it’s a chance for both individuals and businesses to demonstrate how they have reduced injuries and improved safety in their workplace.

“Whether you are an employer or a worker, and regardless of your industry, occupation or background, if you have created a safety culture in your workplace, I urge you to enter the awards.”

Entries are open to any business, individual or not-for-profit organisation operating in NSW and awards are available in six categories:

  • Excellence in workplace health and safety culture (small or large business)
  • Best solution to an identified workplace health and safety issue (small or large business)
  • Best individual contribution to workplace safety
  • Excellence in recovery at work for business
  • Recovery at work achievement award for injured workers
  • SafeWork NSW leadership in safety

Entries close Friday, 21 July 2017, with winners announced at a black tie ceremony and dinner on 26 October at Doltone House, Hyde Park, Sydney.

“Like Illawarra business Bohmer’s Tree Care, the winners of the Excellence in workplace health and safety culture award last year, you might become a safety ambassador not just for your industry, but for all businesses in NSW,” said Dunphy.

For further information on the SafeWork Awards, visit

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