Awards recognise health and safety excellenceThe 2013 Comcare Work Health and Safety Awards have been held in Canberra, recognising organisations and individuals who have achieved excellence in workplace health and safety, rehabilitation and return to work.
Chief Executive of Comcare, Paul O’Connor said that record entries were receieved and an outstanding field of finalists selected.
“The awards demonstrate that organisations and individuals in the Comcare scheme continue to develop new and innovative ways to improve worker and workplace health and safety,” Mr O’Connor said.
“It is Comcare’s number one priority and as the awards showcase, it’s a commitment being made within workplaces across our jurisdiction. It’s incredibly important we stop, recognise and applaud that effort together.
The recipients in each of the categories were:
Category One - Workplace Health and Wellbeing Initiative: Bis Industries.
Category Two - Workplace Health and Safety Management System: Royal Australian Air Force–303 Squadron Australian Air Force Cadets.
Category Three - Solution to an Identified Workplace Health and Safety Hazard: Bis Industries and Royal Australian Navy–HMAS Warramunga
Category Four - Individual Contribution to Health and Safety: a. An individual
Brendan Ross, bioCSL; b. An individual with responsibility for WHS as part of their duties
Robert Williams, Department of Defence–Joint Health Command.
Category Five - Health and Safety Representative of the Year: Nathan East, Pacific National Rail–Asciano Group.
Category Six - Rehabilitation and Return to Work Management: Department of Human Services.
Category Seven - Individual Contribution to Rehabilitation and Return to Work: Glenn Woodward, Department of Infrastructure and Transport.
Category Eight - Claims Manager of the Year: Tara O’Keefe.
Further information about the winners and finalists is available on the Comcare website.
Edition 380, 24 September 2013