Safety and Health Awards Launched

Innovative solutions to specific safety and health problems in the workplace will be celebrated through CME's 2015 Safety Health Innovation Awards.

Innovative solutions to specific safety and health problems in the workplace will be celebrated through the 2015 Safety and Health Innovation Awards, presented by the Chamber of Minerals and Energy of Western Australia (CME).

CME Chief Executive Reg Howard-Smith opened nominations today and encouraged individuals, teams and companies to present their new programs, initiatives and systems to improve safety and health outcomes in our industry.

“Building on eleven years of innovation, the awards showcase the ongoing drive to ensure best practice in safety and health, based on a culture of continuous improvement and innovation,” said Mr Howard-Smith.

“The resources sector places the highest priority on the safety and health of its employees and recognising innovation is essential to continuous improvement,” said Mr Howard-Smith

Entry is open to all Western Australian minerals and resource companies including contractors associated with the sector.

Companies are not limited in the number of entries they can submit so if they have had a particularly creative year, they can put forward all of their solutions and procedures.

Open to all WA-based resource companies, operations and contractors, CME’s Safety and Health Innovation Awards is the peak industry safety innovations accolade.

The categories are:

  • People – safety and health innovations to support the safety, health and wellbeing of the workforce
  • Systems – innovative implementation and/or design of systems or procedures to improve safety and health outcomes
  • Engineering – innovation in maintenance, engineering and/or infrastructure to enhance safety and health

The submission period closes at 4:30pm on 13 March 2015 and finalists will be notified by 1 June 2015.

The Safety and Health Innovation Awards will be presented in conjunction with the CME Safety and Health Conference on 27-28 July 2015.

For more information about the awards click here.