Businesses unite for safety
IPSWICH employers have been urged to work together to identify local work safety initiatives which can set an example for workplaces across the country.
Workplace Health and Safety Queensland regional director Pat Stein said the Queensland Safe Work Awards provided the ideal platform for innovative safety practices to be highlighted nationwide.
Mr Stein said businesses and individuals in the region were encouraged to enter the awards, which opened yesterday, and be recognised as a leader in workplace health and safety.
Mr Stein said with about 100 Queenslanders losing their lives in workplace accidents each year, at a $6.2 billion cost to the economy, workplace safety should be a priority for everyone.
"That's why the awards are so important - they recognise health and safety initiatives and leadership and are a great opportunity for workplaces to showcase their safety initiatives and be proud of their achievements," he said.
The awards are open to all Queensland organisations and individuals, and the winners will be announced at an awards ceremony in October.
THERE ARE SIX CATEGORIES:
Best workplace health and safety management system.
Best solution to an identified health and safety issue.
Best workplace health and safety practices in small business.
Best individual contribution to workplace health and safety.
Best solution to an identified electrical issue.
Zero Harm at Work Leadership Program award.
Visit www.worksafe.qld.gov.au or call 1300 369 915.
Nominations close August 3.