04:26 pm, Thursday 31 January, 2013
WHS achievers were some of this year’s Australia Day Honours recipient. Honours were given to people from different areas of expertise.
Mr James Patrick Smith received the Australian Fire Service Medal for ensuring highest levels of safety, ensuring effective outcomes for the firefighters under his command and the community.
Sergeant Michael James Butler was awarded the Australian Police Medal for being a good role model and focusing on the welfare and safety of his fellow police officers and the community.
Dr David Leslie Grantham of the Occupational Hygiene, Workplace Health and Safety Queensland was awarded the Order of Australia for his outstanding service to public health in occupational hygiene.
Mr Kerry Charles Power was given the Ambulance Service Medal for his outstanding contribution to innovation in paramedic welfare and safety, particularly evidenced by the establishment of the Good Mental Health Program for paramedics in Victoria.
Julie Anne Newman, Chief Executive Officer, Safety, Return to Work and Support Division of WorkCover NSW was given the PSM for organisational and financial reforms in NSW and for her contributions to the establishment of the division.
Warrant Officer Michael John Quinlan was awarded the Conspicuous Service Medal for his outstanding achievement as Training Officer for the Submarine Training Facility at HMAS Stirling in Western Australia.
Patrick John Daveron was awarded the Public Service Medal for his policies in radioactive waste management, nuclear safeguards and rehabilitation of the former nuclear test sites in Maralinga.
The Australia Day 2013 Honours List provides national and formal recognition for Australians across the nation who have made a significant impact to their communities. More information on the list of awardees and accompanying media notes can be accessed on the Governor-General’s website.