OH&S group win

THE health and well-being of council employees on the Mid North Coast appears to be in good hands.

The Mid North Coast Group of Councils (MIDGOC) Occupational Heath and Safety Group has been announced the group winner of the 2010 Occupational Health and Safety Excellence Award.

The group is made up of eight councils stretching from Coffs Harbour to Gloucester and including Bellingen Shire.

The focus of the group is on sharing of best practice ideas relating to health and safety initiatives with the ultimate goal of promoting employee well-being and reducing workplace injuries. The award recognises innovation and outstanding performance in implementing programs and strategies.

Bellingen, Gloucester and Port Macquarie-Hastings councils formed a group to develop a ‘hearing conservation package’, which included a number of features to protect the hearing of staff such as training aids, the purchase of noise meters, testing of plant and equipment and identification stickers for equipment relating to noise levels.



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