Defence has been recognised as a leader in Occupational Health and Safety, the Minister for Defence Science and Personnel, Warren Snowdon, announced today.
Defence took home five awards at the 2011 Safety Rehabilitation and Compensation Commission (SRCC) Safety Awards last night.
Defence had eight finalists competing in five out of six of the Safety Award Categories.
“I am pleased by the significant number of Defence winners and finalists at this year’s Safety Awards, the high level of success achieved showcased Defence’s commitment to ensuring risks to health and safety and wellbeing were identified and actively managed.”
Defence won the following categories
• Best Workplace Health and Safety Management System
• Best Solution to an Identified Workplace Health and Safety Issue;
• Best Individual Contribution to Health and Safety in Category A & B;
• and the Return to Work Award in Category A
“I am particularly delighted to see that Defence had two finalists in the category for the Rehabilitation and Return to Work Award this year,” Mr Snowdon said.
“It shows that Defence is honouring its promise to rehabilitate and return its wounded or injured ADF personnel to work wherever it’s possible.”
Defence’s 2011 winners and finalists have all achieved excellent outcomes that decrease the risk of injury to Australia’s soldiers, sailors and airmen and women.
The eight Defence finalists were joined by 13 other finalists from across the Australian Government at a gala dinner held by Comcare in Melbourne last night.
Defence’s winners from selected categories will compete in the 7th National Safe Work Australia Awards hosted next year.
Information about Defence’s OHS programs is available at:
Marcus Butler (Mr Snowdon) 02 6277 7820 or 0417 917 796
Defence Media Operations: 02 6127 1999