Nominations open for Work Safety Awards 2016

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Nominations have been called 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.”

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 & health representative
    • OSH Manager/person with OSH responsibilities.

Nominations will close on July 8, and category winners will be announced in Safe Work October 2016.

Mr McCulloch encouraged 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.

“The application process for the Awards was simplified last year, so applicants will not be required to complete a large amount of paperwork in order to nominate.

“I often come across excellent but unrecognised occupational safety and health practices, so if your organisation has made a change that has improved safety in your workplace, take the time to tell us about it.

“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.”

Further information

Media contact: Caroline De Vaney 6251 2363 or 0408 927563 (media enquiries only)

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Media release
06 May 2016

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