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Comcare awards recognise WHS innovation

9 Nov 2023

An innovative approach to restoring a World War II artefact, a mental health program at a major construction project, and a national initiative to support injured workers are among the winners of the 2023 Comcare National Work Health and Safety Awards.

Comcare Chief Executive Officer Greg Vines said the winners demonstrated commitment and excellence to making their workplaces safer and healthier.

“It’s essential that we recognise significant efforts to improve work health and safety outcomes across our jurisdiction – outstanding employers and individuals whose initiatives highlight best practice and innovation and have positive impact,” Mr Vines said.

“Achievements like those showcased in these awards can inspire others to reduce and harm in workplaces.”

Winners of the biennial awards were announced at a function in Canberra today across three main categories:

  • Prevention (psychological and physical harm)
  • Recovery at and return to work
  • Individual contribution (leadership and operational)

2023 winners

  • Prevention (Psychological Harm): John Holland and CPB Contractors Joint Venture – The Rozelle Interchange Project

  • Prevention (Physical Harm): Australian War Memorial - Design of Safe Frame Support Stands for V2 Rocket Restoration

  • Recovery at and return to work: Telstra – Work Transition Program

  • Individual Contribution:
    • Leadership excellence: Nancy Abdelnour (Telstra)
    • Operational champion: Jessica Bobbinmarsilio (Konekt)

“Congratulations to the winners and finalists, and thank you to all this year’s entrants. Simply by entering, you raise awareness of the importance of work health and safety, rehabilitation and return to work, as well as your own achievements,” Mr Vines said.

More information on the winners and finalists: Comcare National Work Health and Safety Awards.

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