NSW: WorkCover Lauds Heinz for Safety Record

WorkCover has congratulated Heinz Wagga Wagga after reaching a year without a single workplace injury recorded.
John Watson, WorkCover’s General Manager of Occupational Health and Safety said the safety record of the plant puts it in the top 5 per cent of all Heinz facilities across the world.

“Heinz Wagga Wagga employs more than 100 people and produces around 9000 tonnes of canned goods every year,” he said.

“It’s a major regional employer which exports internationally and the safety of workers, especially in manufacturing industries is the highest priority for WorkCover.

“I want to congratulate them on behalf of WorkCover on this great achievement.”

He said the plant has introduced various safety improvement programs, such as training for  first aid, chemical awareness and working at heights. He said the company also  conducts ongoing surveys to determine areas where they can further improve safety.

According to Mr Watson, Heinz Wagga Wagga is one of many companies across the state which puts an emphasis on the safety of employees.

“The message is simple: safe business is good business,” he said.

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