Finalists announced in NSW SafeWork Awards

WorkCover NSW Chief Executive Officer Vivek Bhatia today announced the finalists in the 2014 WorkCover NSW Safe Work Awards.

Mr Bhatia said this year’s Awards received the highest number of entries since its inception in 2004, with 26 finalists selected from 176 entries submitted by businesses and individuals across the State.

“The annual Awards, now in its eleventh year, recognises businesses and individuals making positive changes to work health and safety, workers compensation, and return to work,” Mr Bhatia said.

“This year’s finalists were from a range of industries and included safety innovations such as automated tie-down straps, web and mobile risk management applications, and simple and effective solutions for monitoring a vehicle’s risk of rolling.

She stressed the importance of effectively managing an injury when an incident does occur and said that “many entries highlighted return to work initiatives to help injured workers get back into the workforce in a safe and sustainable way.”

Finalists will be assessed by a panel made up of representatives from WorkCover, employers and workers.

There will be winners in nine categories, including Best workplace health and safety management system (private sector); Best workplace health and safety management system (public sector / not for profit); and WorkCover NSW Safety leadership award.

The Awards ceremony and dinner will be held on Thursday, 30 October at the Waterview, Sydney Olympic Park.