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Celebrate your safety heroes! The 2014 National Safety Awards of Excellence are now open for nominations.

Whether your safety program or initiative is big or small, if its making a positive difference to workplace safety and culture, we want to hear about it!

Previous award recipients have said entering the Awards…

  • “has delivered a surge in employee morale
  • “showcased safety talent
  • “had a positive effect on the workers”
  • “resulted in safer more productive operations
  • “were a motivation to drive further safety initiatives”

Submit an entry today and recognise your safety heroes.

www.nationalsafetyawards.com.au

For any enquires, email awards@nsca.org.au or call 1800 655 510.

Two $10,000 scholarships for improving women’s safety at work are on offer from SafeWork SA.

The scholarships are offered each year to people working on women’s work health and safety initiatives and research.

“These scholarships recognise the legacy of Augusta Zadow, a prominent advocate for women’s suffrage and improved conditions for the women and children working in South Australia’s factories,” SafeWork SA said in a media statement.

Zadow founded the Working Women’s Trade Union and was SA’s first female factory inspector in 1895.

“The scholarships build on Augusta’s achievements by funding the ongoing improvement of the health and safety of women at work through further education, research or solutions to a work health and safety issue faced by working women,” said SafeWork SA acting executive director Marie Boland in a media statement.

Applications close Friday 27 June.

For more detail, visit the scholarships.

Published on 8 May 2014 in NSCA Safe-T-Bulletin.

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.

NSCA is proud to announce the 2014 National Safety Awards of Excellence are now open.
Find out what last year’s winners and finalists did to be recognised as leaders in Australian safety.

Overall Winner: Award for Excellence in WHS – Barwon Water Alliance

barwon water - edm photo

The alliance’s executive management took responsibility for safety and demonstrated a commitment to putting safety on an equal footing with other business priorities, integrating safety with other parts of the business and eliminating or significantly reducing workplace risks. After four years its injuries frequency was zero with over one million man hours worked. Read the full story here »

“Winning an award such as this is humbling but we have used it as motivation to drive further safety initiatives because we understand too well that complacency is an ever present danger in every workplace.”
Shaun Cumming, Alliance Manager, Barwon Water Alliance

Entries close Sunday 6 July 2014.

To enter and for more information visit www.nationalsafetyawards.com.au today!


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