Work health and safety awards

Safe Work Australia would like to congratulate the 2014 winners of the Commonwealth, state and territory work health and safety awards.

Best workplace health and safety management system
Comcare – Royal Australian Mint
WorkCover NSW - K&D Plumbing/K&D Civil and Hornsby Shire Council
Work Health and Safety Queensland - Logan Water Alliance
SafeWork SA - ASC Pty Ltd
WorkSafe Tasmania - Hazell Bros Group
WorkSafe WA - St John of God Murdoch Hospital

Best solution to an identified workplace health and safety issue
Comcare – ASC Pty Ltd
WorkCover NSW - Patrick Autocare
Work Health and Safety Queensland - Brisbane Motorway Services and Fulton Hogan
SafeWork SA - Holden Ltd
WorkSafe Tasmania - Grange Resources Tasmania
Victorian WorkCover Authority – A G Coombs Group and Safescape
WorkSafe WA - St John of God Subiaco Hospital

Best workplace health and safety practice/s in a small business
WorkCover NSW - Wicked Berries
Work Health and Safety Queensland - Hector the Erector
SafeWork SA - Safe Access Solutions
WorkSafe Tasmania – Powerlinestas (overall winner of the 2014 WorkSafe Tasmania awards)

Best individual contribution to workplace health and safety
Comcare - Major Bruce Hughes (Department of Defence) and Mohammed Ibrahim (Australia Post)
WorkCover NSW - James Wensley (OneSteel) and Luke Sullivan (Stagging Connections)
Work Health and Safety Queensland - Graham Hall (Fulton Hogan)
SafeWork SA - Craig Dahlin (OneSteel, Whyalla), Bobby West (Hansen Yuncken) and Nicholas Marks (Coles Distribution Centre)
WorkSafe Tasmania - Ted Leeson (Department of Premier and Cabinet, Hobart) and Danny Fraser (Tasmanian Health Organisation, North)
Victorian WorkCover Authority - Sue Smith (Hepburn Health Service)
WorkSafe WA - Peter Minchin (Pentagon Friehg Services) and Brian Pugsley (Broad)

Greatest improvement or demonstration of leadership in workplace health and safety by an organisation
WorkCover NSW – Hunter - New England Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service
Work Health and Safety Queensland - CV Services, Seqwater and Gay Constructions
WorkSafe Tasmania - Norske Skog Boyer
Victorian WorkCover Authority - St John of God Health Care

Excellence in return to work management by an employer/organisation
Comcare - Australian Defence Force – Army and Rehab Management (Aust) Pty Ltd
WorkCover NSW - Baxter Healthcare
WorkSafe Tasmania - Veolia Environmental Services
Victorian WorkCover Authority - Chandler Macleod

Excellence in return to work management by an employee
Comcare - Katrina Ashcroft (Department of Human Services) and Paris Champion (PeopleSense)
WorkCover NSW - Sgt Mathew Johnson (NSW Police Force)
Victorian WorkCover Authority - Fanol Isai (Catholic Homes) and Zoe Welsh (Ambulance Victoria)

For more information on these winners and the Commonwealth, state and territory awards see the table below.

Jurisdiction 2014 Awards 2015 Awards
Comcare

2014 Comcare Work Health and Safety Awards winners

No details yet. Check Comcare website for announcements.
WorkCover NSW

SafeWork Awards 2014 winners

No details yet. Check Comcare website for announcements.
Workplace Health and Safety Queensland

2014 Queensland Safe Work Awards winners

No details yet. Check Comcare website for announcements.
SafeWork SA

Safe Work Awards 2014 winners

No details yet. Check Comcare website for announcements.
WorkSafe Tasmania

2014 WorkSafe Awards winners

No details yet. Check Comcare website for announcements.
Victorian WorkCover Authority (VWA) 2014 VWA Health and Safety Awards winners No details yet. Check Comcare website for announcements.
WorkSafe WA

2014 Work Safety Awards winners

No details yet. Check Comcare website for announcements.

Note: the ACT and NT do not currently hold WHS awards. The categories, criteria and entry periods vary across jurisdictions so please check details with your relevant regulator.

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