SWA Announcing People's Choice Award Winner Nov. 30

Voting is under way on a shortlist of five finalists, including one focused on preventing welding fume exposures in the rail industry, after Safe Work Australia received more than 70 entries.

Safe Work Australia Chair Diane Smith-Gander is asking the public to vote for a winner of the People's Choice Award and determine which of the best workplace safety projects around the country will receive an extra $5,000 in funding. "As part of National Safe Work Month, we ran a competition to encourage workplaces across Australia to focus on improving their work health and safety practices," she said Nov. 16. "The shortlisted entries are a great way to see how we can approach workplace health and safety in an innovative and creative way."

Safe Work Australia received more than 70 entries and winnowed those down to a shortlist of five finalists. The overall winner will be announced on Nov. 30.

The finalists are:

  • Preventing rail industry welding fume injuries - Nugroup Rail Solutions Pty Ltd: Develop and provide to the rapidly growing rail industry the best high-order prevention strategy to manage short- and long term health effects of inhaling welding fumes.
  • Customised workplace health and safety training for diverse groups - House with No Steps: Customized work health and safety training for people who have intellectual, cognitive, and learning disabilities; who are deaf or hearing impaired; who have low literacy; and who come from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.
  • Hay bale lifter to prevent back injuries - Taronga Conservation Society Australia: Spring-actioned hay bale lifter to prevent back injuries from manually lifting hay bales.
  • A better design for hand augers - Coffey Services Australia Ltd: Reduce injury rates and worker pain by developing an ergonomic hand auger for field investigation work around the world.
  • Using lighting to create highly visible safety barriers - Arcadian Organic & Natural Meat Company Pty Ltd: Create highly and permanently visible safety zones for pedestrians using ceiling-mounted light projectors, to reduce forklift accidents.

Download Center

  • Lone Worker Safety Guide

    As organizations digitalize and remote operations become more commonplace, the number of lone workers is on the rise. These employees are at increased risk for unaddressed workplace accidents or emergencies. This guide was created to help employers better understand common lone worker risks and solutions for lone worker risk mitigation and incident prevention.

  • Online Safety Training Buyer's Guide

    Use this handy buyer's guide to learn the basics of selecting online safety training and how to use it at your workplace.

  • COVID Return-to-Work Checklist, Fall 2021

    Use this checklist as an aid to help your organization return to work during the COVID-19 pandemic in a safe and healthy manner.

  • SDS Buyer's Guide

    Learn to make informed decisions while searching for SDS Management Software.

  • Risk Matrix Guide

    Risk matrices come in many different shapes and sizes. Understanding the components of a risk matrix will allow you and your organization to manage risk effectively.

  • Industry Safe

Featured Whitepapers

OH&S Digital Edition

  • OHS Magazine Digital Edition - November December 2021

    November December 2021


      How to Streamline Gas Detector Maintenance
    • OSHA TOP 10
      OSHA's Top 10 Most Frequently Cited Standards for FY 2021
      How PPE Can Help You Deal with the Harsh Condition of Winter
      Tackling Hearing Protection in the Workplace
    View This Issue