Businesses across NSW are invited to showcase their workplace safety achievements by entering the 13th annual SafeWork Awards.

SafeWork NSW Executive Director, Peter Dunphy, said the Awards recognise businesses and individuals who have improved safety and injury management outcomes through innovation, forward thinking and positive change in their workplace.

“The Awards are an opportunity for businesses to share how tangible safety improvements within their workplaces have driven down injury rates and raised the bar on workplace safety,” Mr Dunphy said.

“The Awards also recognise workers who have recovered and returned to employment after a workplace injury and businesses that have robust return-to-work programs in place that have delivered outstanding results,” he said.

“Since the Awards program began in 2004, NSW has seen a decline in reported work-related fatalities of 50 per cent.

“While this is an improvement, we have more work to do to improve safety and return to work outcomes across our workplaces and the Awards are an effective mechanism to share knowledge across multiple industries.”

Entries are open to any business, individual or not-for-profit organisation operating in NSW and awards are available in six categories

  • Excellence in workplace health and safety culture (small or large business)
  • Best solution to an identified workplace health and safety issue (small or large business)
  • Best individual contribution to workplace safety
  • Excellence in recovery at work for business
  • Recovery at work achievement award for injured workers
  • SafeWork NSW leadership in safety

Entries close Friday July 8 with winners announced at an Awards ceremony and dinner on October 27 at Doltone House Hyde Park.

“This year it is even easier to enter, with the launch of a new website so entries can be lodged anywhere, any time and on any device,” Mr Dunphy said.

“I encourage all businesses to think about achievements at their individual workplaces to enter the awards and become an ambassador for workplace safety and return-to-work among their industry peers.”

Visit safeworkawards.com.au or call 4321 4444.

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