Call for regional nominations for Work Safety Awards 2016
Businesses in regional areas of WA have been invited to nominate for the prestigious Work Safety Awards Western Australia 2016.
WorkSafe WA Commissioner Lex McCulloch said today the Awards aimed to publicly acknowledge the excellent workplace innovations and occupational safety and health systems being developed in WA.
“The Work Safety Awards Western Australia recognise outstanding occupational safety and health management, solutions and innovation in both public and private sector workplaces in WA that reduce the risk of work-related injury and disease,” Mr McCulloch said.
“The Work Safety Awards Western Australia present a terrific opportunity for businesses to get the recognition they deserve for their management of workplace safety and health.
“We know there’s some terrific work going on in regional areas of WA, and I often come across excellent but unrecognised occupational safety and health practices.
“If your regional business has made a change that has improved safety in your workplace, take the time to tell us about it.
“It will probably take less time than you think to nominate after we simplified the application process last year so applicants would not be required to complete a large amount of paperwork in order to nominate.”
The four Award categories for 2016 are:
- Best workplace safety and health management system;
- Best solution to an identified workplace safety and health issue;
- Best workplace safety and health practices in small business; and
- Best individual contribution to workplace safety and health - safety and health representative or OSH Manager/person with OSH responsibilities
Nominations will close on July 8, and category winners will be announced in October as part of Safe Work Month.
Mr McCulloch encouraged regional companies and individuals to consider nominating for this year’s Awards to take advantage of the opportunity to have their achievements publicly recognised.
“Achievements in workplace safety and health – whether everyday individual achievements or large-scale initiatives – can be worthy of a Work Safety Award WA in 2016,” he said.
“In particular, there are many small businesses in the smaller towns around WA that have great workplace safety and health practices and would be excellent candidates for Work Safety Awards.
“It is important that organisations are given the chance to celebrate their success together with their employees because everyone benefits from good workplace safety and health practice.”
Awards criteria for the Work Safety Awards Western Australia 2016 and the nomination form can be obtained by telephoning WorkSafe on 1300 307877 or on the website at www.worksafe.wa.gov.au/worksafetyawards.
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