The winners of this year’s SafeWork NSW Awards have been announced, with top workplaces across the State being recognised for their outstanding commitment to health and safety.
Minister for Better Regulation Matt Kean said the awards recognise workplaces with the best health and safety and return to work outcomes.
Nine winners across six categories selected from a pool of 160 finalists were announced in Sydney on Thursday night.
“I will continue to work to ensure that anyone with a job in this state who heads off to work in the morning returns home safely to their family at night,” Mr. Kean said.
“I congratulate each and every award winner this evening for leading the way and setting the bar that all workplaces across this state can aspire to.”
Mr. Kean said winners include businesses and individuals from various industries who were demonstrating how innovation and forward thinking could contribute to improved safety and injury management.
‘This is a great opportunity for businesses and workers to think about how they too can create a better safety culture in their workplace,” he said.
“NSW is the nation’s leading economy so it’s only fitting that our workplaces should be the safest, healthiest, and most productive in the country.”
Mr. Kean said workplace incidents are costing NSW billions of dollars, so it is clear more can be done to improve workplace health and safety across this State.
“These awards are a chance for businesses and workers to really think about how they, like Leadership in Safety Award Winner Paul Lyndon from Diona, can create an environment that puts worker safety at the centre of the business,” he said.
“Whether you are an employer or a worker, and regardless of your industry, occupation or background, at the end of the day workplace safety is everyone’s responsibility.”
The full list of award winners is available on Safe Work NSW website.