Comcare awards recognise work health and safety excellence (Media release)
14 September 2017
The Awards were presented last night in Canberra as part of Comcare’s 2016 National Conference.
A safer working environment for a Defence ballistics team and a new approach to change management at Australia’s nuclear research and development agency are among the initiatives recognised at the 2016 Comcare Work Health and Safety Awards.
Comcare CEO Jennifer Taylor commended the entrants for their commitment and innovation.
“It’s important to recognise efforts that are making workplaces safer and more productive and improving return to and recovery at work,” Ms Taylor said.
“This year’s entries were of extremely high quality, with the finalists showing a high level of impact, innovation and collaboration.”
Other projects recognised in the Awards include a Defence Housing Australia system to increase safety for field officers, and an improved injury management framework for Services Australia. Individual awards showcased the work of employees at the Department of Defence and the Australian Taxation Office.
2016 award winners
Category 1– Prevention Award
Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation – Change Management Tool Kit
Defence Housing Australia – First Response Program
Category 2 – Proactive Employer Award
Department of Defence, Land Engineering Agency – Enclosed Light Armament Facility Blood Lead Level Monitoring Program
Category 3 – Recovery at and Return to Work Award
Services Australia – IMPact: Strengthening Accountability and Performance
Category 4 – Individual Contribution Award
Peter Chick – Defence Science and Technology Group
Scott Beasley – Australian Taxation Office
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