05:35 pm, Thursday 25 April, 2013
WorkSafe Victoria is calling on all people and organisations who are dedicated in making a positive difference in workplaces to enter this year’s WorkSafe Awards.
The awards, which recognise safety ideas and innovations, groups and businesses who have demonstrated excellence in workplace safety and in the return to work field will have twelve categories this year.
Health and Safety:
- Best solution to a specific workplace health and safety issue
- Excellence in health and safety management
- Health and safety committee of the year
- Health and safety representative of the year
- Health and safety invention of the year
- OHS management system of the year
Return to Work
- Employer excellence in return to work
- Occupational Rehabilitation Consultant achievement
- Return to Work Coordinator excellence
- Treating health practitioner achievement
- Worker return to work achievement
Health and Wellbeing
- Commitment to workplace health and wellbeing
WorkSafe Chief Executive Denise Cosgrove said the awards honoured individuals and organisations that have contributed to making workplaces safe.
“There are many individuals and businesses across the state doing fantastic work to create healthier and safer workplaces,” said Ms Cosgrove. “But too often their efforts go unrewarded.
“We want to honour their achievements and acknowledge the tremendous role they are playing in making Victoria the safest state in which to work.”
Ms Cosgrove added that the awards which received 286 entries in 2012 also provided businesses an opportunity to showcase their great ideas and initiatives to the wider community.
“All entries are promoted via the awards website and we encourage anyone to enter. No matter what you workplace improvement is, it all makes a difference.”
“Last year we received a record number of entries which highlights the increasing role safety, health and wellbeing and return to work are playing in Victorian workplaces.”
Entries close on July 12. Finalists will be announced in September and winners will be honoured during Work Safe Week in October.