Announcing the WorkSafe Awards 2024 call for nominations

Highlighting and recognising excellence in workplace health and safety and return to work – entry submission for the WorkSafe Awards 2024 is now open.

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Photo: WorkSafe Awards 2023 finalists.


Health and Safety Representative of the Year

This category acknowledges health and safety representatives (HSRs) (who have been elected under section 54 of the Occupational Health and Safety Act 2004 – OHS Act) and who have represented their designated work group (DWG) in an outstanding manner.

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Photo: Joint Winner 2023 Health & Safety Representative of the Year, Jason Learmonth.


Farm Safety Solution

This award acknowledges individuals or businesses who have made a significant difference and tangible improvements on their farm/s through their leadership and practice. This can include a specific safety initiative or a change in farm safety culture.

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Photo: Winner 2023 Commitment to Workplace Health & Safety on a Farm, AirAgri.


Workplace Health and Safety Solution of the Year

This category recognises individuals and organisations that develop, implement, and/or manufacture solutions to health and safety issues or hazards in their own workplaces or for industry.

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Photo: Winner 2023 Workplace Health & Safety Solution of the Year - Hard seat cover - Victoria Police.


Commitment to Prevention of Mental Injury in the Workplace

This category acknowledges an organisation demonstrating a prevention-led commitment to creating a mentally healthy workplace.

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Photo: Winner 2022 Commitment to Prevention of Mental Injury in the Workplace, CDC Victoria.


OHS Leadership/Achievement

This category acknowledges an individual, group or organisation that has achieved or influenced significant improvements to occupational health and safety within their workplace, industry or the greater Victorian community.

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Photo: Winner 2023 OHS Leadership/Achievement, Hepburn Shire Council.


Leading Return to Work Practice

This category recognises the outstanding efforts and/or innovation of an individual or organisation to support injured workers to return to safe and sustainable work.

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Photo: Winner 2023 Leading Return to Work Practice, Calvary Aged Care Services.


Worker Return to Work Achievement

This category recognises a worker's achievements in returning to work following a workplace injury.

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Photo: Joint winner 2023 Worker Return to Work Achievement, Andrew Mifsud from Sargeant Transport.

WorkSafe Awards entry and judging process

Entries for the 2024 WorkSafe Awards opened Monday 6 May 2024. Understand the process from entry through to the announcement of the winners.

WorkSafe Awards ceremony

This year we celebrate 35 years of the awards, which recognise Victorian businesses and individuals whose innovation, initiatives and commitment have made an outstanding contribution to workplace health, safety, wellbeing and return to work in their fields.

Image of the venue decorated for the WorkSafe Awards 2023 dinner.
2023 WorkSafe Awards presentation dinner.