12:29 pm, Wednesday 6 June, 2012
The awards recognise and reward excellence in workplace health and safety, rehabilitation and return to work achieved by persons and organisations covered under the Comcare scheme.
Comcare Chief Executive, Paul O’Connor said he was happy at the standard of entries this year.
“The safety at work message is such an important one and by the standard of entries this year, it is clear to me that many people are really getting the health and safety message,” said Mr O’Connor.
“Everyone who took part deserves the highest commendation in the significant part they are playing in maintaining health and safety in the workforce.”
The finalists in each of the eight award categories are:
- Category 1 – Best Workplace Health and Wellbeing Program
- BIS Industries for Fairbridge Bindjareb Project
- Australian Competition and Consumer Commission for The ACCC’s Health and Wellbeing Program
- Category 2 – Leadership Award for Injury or Disease Prevention and Management
- There are no finalists in this award category
- Category 3 – Best Workplace Health and Safety Management System
- Royal Australian Mint for Converting a culture
- Category 4 – Best Solution to an Identified Workplace Health and Safety Issue
- Department of Defence for Her Majesty’s Australian Ship (HMAS) STUART Personnel – Rigid Hull Inflatable Boat Radiation Hazard Prevention & Management
- Bureau or Meterology for Hydrogen Hazard Management
- BIS Industries for Relocatable Vehicle maintenance pit, “Drop in pit”
- Royal Australian Mint for A Sticky Situation
- Category 5 – Best Individual Contribution to Health and SafetySub-category a – A Worker
- Able Seaman Electronics Technician Lisa Pickstone, Department of Defence
Sub-category b – A worker with responsibility for WHS as part of their duties.
- Dean Stone, National Australia Bank
- Natalie Heffernan, Comcare
Winners of the 2012 Comcare Work Health and Safety Awards will be announced at a gala dinner in Sydney on Thursday 20 September 2012.