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Aiming high a winning formula for RMIT safety committee

The Health and Safety Committee of RMIT’s – School of Aerospace, Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering campus has won the Health and Safety Committee of the Year award at the WorkSafe Victoria Awards.

The School’s committee was one of five contenders for the title, which acknowledges a Health and Safety Committee that demonstrates a high level of commitment, represents all interests in the workplace and is highly consultative.

The committee was nominated for the wide range of safety measures it has reviewed, developed and implemented to ensure the continued health and safety of employees and students.

Initiatives include specific training needs for staff members, smart card access for high-risk areas, security camera installation in computer laboratories and incorporating OHS features into new building designs.

WorkSafe’s Executive Director, Health and Safety, John Merritt, said active Health and Safety Committees are at the front line of ensuring Victorian workplaces are as safe as possible.

“The Awards recognise these people and acknowledge that with initiative and commitment health and safety improvements can be achieved.

“People and organisations taking part in the awards are leading the way and demonstrating the type of activity needed to reduce the number of preventable deaths and injuries.”

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