The NSW Government is promoting workplace health and safety with special awards.
The NSW Government is promoting workplace health and safety with special awards. Cathy Adams

NSW Government offers awards as reward for workplace safety

BUSINESSES that have made a significant contribution to health and safety and return to work are encouraged to enter the 2014 WorkCover NSW Safe Work Awards.

The Nationals Member for Coffs Harbour, Andrew Fraser, said the awards, now in their 11th year, opened in May.

"This year it is easier than ever for businesses and individuals to highlight their workplace safety and injury management achievements," he said.

"The awards recognise businesses and individuals that have made positive changes to work health and safety, and return to work.

"Entering is even easier in 2014 with a faster and simpler online application process.

"I encourage large and small businesses from the Coffs Harbour electorate to submit an entry and showcase their health and safety achievements or success in helping workers recover from injury.

"I am confident local businesses will be able to provide a cross-section of innovative and simple initiatives that have made a difference in helping workers to remain safe on the job."

Entry details are available from Mr Fraser's office.

More than 50 awards have been issued from hundreds of entries in the decade since the program commenced and this year, entries are open to any business, individual or not-for-profit organisation registered in NSW.

Winners will be announced at the SafeWork Awards ceremony in Sydney on October 30.



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