Winners revealed for Safe Work and Return to Work Awards


Monday, 31 October, 2022

Winners revealed for Safe Work and Return to Work Awards

The winners of the 2022 Safe Work and Return to Work Awards were announced on 21 October 2022. The Minister for Education, Minister for Industrial Relations and Minister for Racing Grace Grace MP was joined by Safety Ambassador Shane Webcke in Brisbane for the announcement. The awards recognise those who have demonstrated exceptional leadership and commitment to work health and safety, electrical safety and return to work.

Below is the list of award winners:

Category one: Best solution to an identified work health and safety issue

Simon Kirkpatrick, Brisbane Motorway Services

Category two: Best individual contribution to work health and safety

Dr Arjun Chavan, Townsville University Hospital

Category three: Best solution to an identified electrical issue

Mark Smith, SET Maritime & Electrical

Category four: Most significant improvement to work health and safety performance

Category five: Best commitment to work health and wellbeing

Australian Agricultural Company

Category six: Best demonstrated healthy and safe work design

K-Valve Systems Pty Ltd

Category seven: Best demonstrated leadership in work health and safety

JBS Australia, Northern Division

Category eight: Injured worker achievement award

Joanne House

Category nine: Best rehabilitation and return to work management system

RGF Staffing APEJ

Category ten: Best individual contribution to rehabilitation and return to work

Stephanie Walker, WorkCover Queensland

Category eleven: Best demonstrated leadership in rehabilitation and return to work

There were no suitable entries for this category.

Category twelve: Best response to the COVID-19 pandemic in work health and safety

Image credit: iStock.com/Rachaphak

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