Safety Ambassador of the Year Award Winner
The Minister for Employment and Workplace Relations, Bill Shorten today announced Jacinta Macaulay from Ron Finemore Transport as the 2012 Safety Ambassador of the Year at a ceremony at Australian Parliament House in Canberra.
In presenting the award Mr Shorten recognised the commitment to improving work health and safety demonstrated by Ms Macaulay.
Ms Macaulay is a Return to Work and Claims Officer at Ron Finemore Transport. Through an analysis of recurring injuries Ms Macaulay identified areas for improvement at her workplace.
The initiatives Ms Macaulay highlighted as part of her entry included the development of customised solutions like the ‘Fifth Wheel Coupling Aid’ and retro fitting of chequer plating to truck access ladders. Ms Macaulay also introduced the ‘Air Hawk Truck Seat’ to minimise injuries for truck drivers and helped develop work health and safety training for new starters.
The Safety Ambassador of the Year Award was open to individuals who demonstrated a commitment to improving work health and safety in their organisation in 2011-12. It recognised those who lead by example, raise the awareness of the importance of a safe working environment and encourage others to become involved in work health and safety.
For more information on the Safety Ambassador of the Year Award visit www.safeworkaustralia.gov.au.
The event was a dual occasion with the Australian Work Health and Safety Strategy 2012-2022 also being launched.