With a range of factories, processing plants, mills and even ammunition manufacturers, the health and safety of workers in Benalla is always a primary concern to employers.
And any facility with a passion for the health and safety of workers are encouraged to enter this year’s WorkSafe Awards.
The awards highlight the incredible achievements of businesses and individuals to improve health and safety in the workplace and help those workers who have been injured on the job.
They’re also an opportunity for workplaces to share their success stories and show how they are leading the way.
The nine categories for the awards focus on innovative inventions, workplace safety solutions, leadership and initiatives that help injured employees return to work.
The categories for this year’s awards are:
●Health and Safety Representative of the Year;
●Health and Safety Invention of the Year;
●Best Solution to a Specific Workplace Health and Safety Issue;
●Best Solution to a Manual Handling Issue;
●OHS Leadership/Achievement Award;
●Commitment to Workplace Health, Safety and Wellbeing;
●Leading Return to Work Practice by an Employer;
●Return to Work Coordinator Excellence; and
●Worker Return to Work Achievement Award.
Workplace Safety Minister Jill Hennessy said every worker should make it home safe to their family.
‘‘These awards are an opportunity to showcase those Victorians who go above and beyond to make safety in the workplace a priority,’’ Ms Hennessy said.
‘‘So many Victorians are coming up with new ways to prevent workplace injuries and doing everything they can to support injured workers — I encourage them to share their stories by entering these awards.’’
Nominations for the awards are open now and all Victorian-based employers and workers are eligible to enter with winners announced on October 31 as part of WorkSafe Health and Safety Month.
Everyone has a responsibility to keep workplaces safe, with up to 30 people killed on the job in Victoria each year.
Already this year eight families are mourning a loved one who did not come home from work.
●Details on how to enter at worksafeawards.com.au