The role that all Victorians can play in making workplaces safer will be highlighted at the 2018 WorkSafe Awards. Entries are now open for the 30th edition of the awards, with those who strive to improve workplace health, safety and wellbeing encouraged to nominate.
WorkSafe Chief Executive Clare Amies said the awards theme – ‘Play your Part: Celebrating 30 Years of What Matters Most’ – was a reminder that workplace safety was everyone’s concern. “Last year 27 people lost their lives as a result of a serious incident in Victorian workplaces,” Ms Amies said.
“This toll is the highest since 2009, but is far more than a number. It means countless family members and friends missing loved ones, workplaces devastated by the death of a colleague and local communities left with a gap that can never be filled.”
“These awards honour employers and workers who are making safety in the workplace a priority, and those who do everything they can to help injured workers return to safe work.”
You can nominate yourself or nominate someone else for a prestigious WorkSafe Award.
The categories for this year’s awards are:
- Health and Safety Invention of the Year
- OHS Achievement
- Best Solution to a Specific Workplace Health and Safety Issue
- Best Solution to a Manual Handling Issue
- Health and Safety Representative of the Year
- Commitment to Workplace Health and Wellbeing
- Worker Return to Work Achievement
- Leading Return to Work Practice by Employer
- Return to Work Coordinator Excellence.
You can find out what the judges are looking for in each category here https://www.worksafeawards.com.au/judging-criteria/
Nominations are open to all Victorian-based employers and workers.
Entries close 31 May 2018. Winners will be announced at a Gala Dinner at Crown on 18 October.
For more information go to https://www.worksafeawards.com.au
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