06:50 pm, Thursday 2 May, 2013
Attorney General and Minister for Justice Jarrod Bleijie congratulated the winners.
“Queensland is well and truly leading the way in making our workplaces safer for everyone,” said Mr Belijie.
“The Safe Work Awards show just what can be achieved when government and industry work together to make safer workplaces.
Mr Bleijie encouraged everyone to “think outside the box when it comes to improving safety”.
“Every year, more than 5,000 Queenslanders are permanently injured, and tragically 25 people die, as a result of traumatic workplace incidents.
“I hope these wins inspire greater efforts from all workplaces to keep their workers safe and share their initiatives with others.”
Origin Alliance, Zemek Engineering Pty Ltd and Paul Gear from the Gold Coast City Council won the awards in the categories Best Workplace Health and Safety Management System, Best Workplace Health and Safety Practice/s in a Small Business and Best Individual Contribution to Workplace Health and Safety by a Work Health and Safety Manager respectively.
Mr Bleijie emphasized the importance of ensuring the safety of each and every worker.
“Nominations are now open for the 2013 Queensland Safe Work Awards, and I join with Safety Ambassador Mal Meninga in encouraging all organisations to consider nominating and to share their safety solutions,” said Mr Bleijie.
“I look forward to seeing plenty of nominations come in, and to see Queensland continue showing the rest of the country how it is done.”