Through the Australian Paralympic Committee, we sponsor athletes to raise awareness about the importance of work health and safety.
Despite suffering permanent disabilities because of a workplace injury, these athletes have gone on to achieve outstanding sporting success.
The SafeWork NSW Paralympian Speakers Program is currently transitioning to icare NSW. The new program will be up and running later in the year.
For more information please email email@example.com.
John Marshall – police force: motorbike accident
"When life seems unfair, you need to get up and get on with it."
Scott Reardon – farming: tractor accident
"Trust my training."
Kahi Puru – transport and warehousing: forklift/truck accident
"Failure is not an option. Age is no barrier. Keep trying new things."
Nigel Smith – metal manufacturing: plant machinery accident
"All it took was a split second for my life to change forever."
Liesl Tesch – teacher: cycling accident
"No mountain is too high."
Ben Houlison – mining: heavy machinery accident
"Tough things happen to people, but tough people make things happen."
Grant Mizens – car accident
Shannon has recently retired from the Paralympic Speakers Program. We thank him for ten years’ worth of inspiration.
Brett Stibners – electrical apprentice: fatigue related vehicle accident
"Don’t live your life through the bottom of a glass; the harder I work, the luckier I become."
Joany Badenhorst – farming: tractor accident
"I’ve always looked up to people that go above and beyond to achieve their dreams."