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Awards highlight the best in workplace health and safety.



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THE HON TONY ABBOTT MP

MINISTER FOR EMPLOYMENT, WORKPLACE RELATIONS AND SMALL BUSINESS

 

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Awards highlight the best in workplace health and safety Minister for Employment, Workplace Relations and Small Business, Tony Abbott presented the inaugural Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation Commission (SRCC) awards at a luncheon in Canberra today.

The SRCC awards promote improvement in occupational health, safety and injury management and are open to all commonwealth agencies.

"Today’s awards finalists and winners illustrate what can be done to improve workplace health and safety," Mr Abbott said at the presentation of the awards.

"I commend the efforts of all employees involved who are making their workplaces amongst the safest in Australia."

The Workplace Leadership award was presented to Australian Taxation Office for its OHS management following a restructure of the ATO along nationally and regionally managed business and service lines.

Australia Post (NSW) was awarded the Workplace Safety Innovative Solutions award for the application of its Load Shifting Equipment Safety System.

Applications for the awards opened last October and closed in February 2001. Twelve applications from nine agencies were received. Assisted by Comcare, the awards committee undertook site visits and short listed award nominees.

 

For further information contact:

SRCC secretariat 02 6275 0081

 

 

28/05/2001