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Agribusiness Elders has won the pinnacle award at this year’s NSCA Foundation/GIO Workers Compensation National Safety Awards of Excellence.

Held in the Grand Ballroom at the Shangri-La Hotel in the Rocks in Sydney on 15 October, the awards showcased each award nominee’s innovative safety plans and programs.

Elders took out the top award for their “Stand Up and Speak Up” safety communications strategy, which reinforces that nothing is so important that it cannot be done safely. Earlier in the proceedings Elders won the award for Best Communication of a Safety Message, which put them in contention for the top award.

As Master of Ceremonies, Channel Seven Sunrise journalist Edwina “Eddie” Bartholomew took charge of the smooth running of this year’s proceedings.

Dylan Alcott, gold and silver medallist in wheelchair basketball at the Beijing 2008 and London 2012 Paralympics respectively, gave the keynote address.

All the winners on the day included:

  • SA Water Corporation, Best Continuous Improvement of a WHS Management System;
  • Adams Heavy Haulage, Best Solution of a WHS Risk (Small Business);
  • Adelaide Cemeteries, Best Solution of a WHS Risk (Medium to Large Business);
  • Elders, Best Communication of a Safety Message;
  • Employers Mutual, Best WHS Training Program;
  • Stephen Shield from BOC, Ian Chisholm Award for the Best Individual WHS Achievement;
  • Metropolitan Express Transport Services, Best Safety Leadership Program/ Initiative;
  • Kimberly-Clark Australia, Best Health and Wellbeing Program; and
  • Sparke Helmore Lawyers, NSCA Foundation Member of the Year.

For more detail, visit the awards.

Published on 22 October 2015 in the NSCA Foundation Safe-T-Bulletin enewsletter – available free every fortnight direct to your email. Subscribe online today.


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