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Many ways to keep workplaces safe award wins prove


The entries in the ASI’s national safety awards program this year attest to the value of approaching the task creatively, as well as analytically. The National Health and Safety Excellence Awards, which attracted 41 entries, and Safety Logistics Provider of the Year accolades were presented at the Steel Convention Gala Dinner on 16 September in Sydney. The Individual Award went to long-time Shift Team Leader at OneSteel’s Sydney Steel Mill, Michael Denson for applying rigorous checks with a solutions-based mindset to counter risks particularly in relation to molten steel handling. In the Individual Practitioner category, the Award went to HS&E Manager at BlueScope, Acacia Ridge in Queensland, Michael Farrelly for going well beyond the call to significantly reduce risk across 11 sites. Showmanship was a winner for John Holland in the Improvement Initiative category from staging a graphic example of what can happen to others from objects that fall from heights at its Wiggins Island Coal Export Terminal site in Queensland, helping instil better appreciation of preventive measures. The winner in the Site Award was Brookfield Multiplex Constructions which collaborated with its design team on a major hotel redevelopment in Sydney’s CBD to almost eliminate any need to work at heights on a roof structure overhanging a freeway. Toll Group from the Steel Transport Safety Network was named the Safety Logistics Supplier of the Year. The ASI is indebted to the support of safety awards sponsor, AustralianSuper and sponsor of the Safety Logistics Supplier award, Signode, as well as judges Darryl Dean (Stramit Building Products), Adrian Marino (Southern Steel), Stephen Norbury (BlueScope) and Roger Wignarajah (Mesh & Bar) and ASI National Safety Manager Phil Casey.

Posted On: 21 Sep 2015


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