Tough negotiator wins top award
A paramedic who successfully negotiated to move her worksite to newly built and safer premises was among those honoured at this year’s Safe Work Australia Awards.
The 9th annual awards were announced on 28 April on World Day for Safety and Health at Work.
Minister for Employment Senator Abetz presented the awards and congratulated the winners and finalists.
Ambulance Victoria paramedic and health and safety representative Jedda McGlinchey jointly won the award for Best Individual Contribution to Workplace Health and Safety – by an employee.
McGlinchey spent months negotiating to have new, safer premises built for her staff.
New South Wales Northcoast Institute of TAFE high-risk worker Rodney Cook won the same award for striving to make work health and safety a priority, not only in his workshop and storeroom, but also throughout the TAFE.
Taking out the best individual contribution by a work health and safety manager, RSPCA Queensland injury management coordinator Jennifer Bell was honoured for moving the organisation from a reactive to a proactive risk-based WHS system.
VEC Civil Engineering Pty Ltd won the award for Best Workplace Health and Safety Management System.
Frasers Livestock Transport took out Best Solution to an Identified Workplace Health and Safety Issue.
Zetco Valves Pty Ltd won Best Workplace Health and Safety Practice/s in a Small Business.
For more detail, visit the winners.
Published on 8 May 2014 in NSCA Safe-T-Bulletin.