2019 Work Safety Awards finalists announced

The Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety would like to acknowledge the finalists of the Work Health and Safety Excellence Awards 2019.  These awards recognise outstanding solutions and innovations to specific workplace health and safety problems in Western Australia. Winners will be announced at the awards ceremony on 2 October 2019 at Optus Stadium.  

The event is free however registration is required.  To reserve your spot register online. 

Work health and safety invention of the year – this category recognises development of plant/equipment and/or infrastructure to enhance health and safety.

Finalists in the 199 employees or less category;

  • Quattro Project Engineering – Quattro fan hanging system
  • ReRisk – ReRisk
  • Rotation Solutions – Tundra safety app

Finalists in the 200 employees or more category;

  • BHP – Self powered proximity switch test box
  • BHP Nickel West – Nickel West Kwinana laboratory automation
  • Clough – A new perspective on working at height
  • Komatsu – Komatsu tune safe
  • Piacentini and Son – Piacentini and Son Panther
  • Rio Tinto – Tanks construction working at height elimination
  • Rio Tinto – Tipper truck – Raised body alarm system

Best solution to a work health and safety risk – this category recognises innovation, implementation and/or design of systems or procedures to improve health and safety.

Finalists includes:

  • BHP – Ship loader anti-collision and automation project
  • Mainline Demolition Pty Ltd – Mandurah bridge 320 down
  • Melius Consulting – Improving health, safety and productivity outcomes through identifying and supporting individuals with sleep disorders
  • Rio Tinto Iron Ore – Ports Dampier idler weight reduction
  • TENSA Equipment and Multiplex – Remote load control during lifting operations with Roborigger
  • Water Corporation – Customised chemical barrier protection
  • WesTrac – Elimination of live work 

Best workplace health and wellbeing initiative – this category recognises an organisation's commitment to the health and wellbeing of their workforce.

Finalists in the 199 employees or less category:

  • Galactic Co-operative – Galactic workplace health and wellbeing initiative
  • Neerigen Brook Primary – Staff and student well being
  • Ranger Drilling – Ranger hydration and heat illness program

Finalists in the 200 employees or more category:

  • BHP – BHP family connection magnets
  • ConsMin – Mining minds matter, working away not alone 

Leadership excellence award – this category recognises an organisation's excellence in leadership in improving health and safety in the workplace.

Finalists include:

  • Clough – Preventing construction fatalities through the Major Accident Prevention (MAP) program
  • Fortescue Metals Group – Participate to eliminate
  • Lendlease – Mums for safety
  • Programmed – Young workers program
  • Rio Tinto – Driving leadership excellence in electrical safety 

Safety and health representative of the year – this category recognises an elected safety and health representative who has made a significant contribution and demonstrable difference to safety and health in the workplace.

Finalists include:

  • Denise Amohia – Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety
  • Matthew Clements – Fortescue Metals Group
  • Mike Pinkham – City of Cockburn
  • Megan Rosser – Fortescue Metals Group
  • Christopher Scott – St Stephen’s School
  • Megan Silvey – St John of God Hospital Murdoch 
 

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