This year’s National Health and Safety Excellence Awards presented at the Steel Convention Gala Dinner on 15 September attracted a record number of entries from many corners of the industry. A total of 52 entries were lodged in the three main categories of the awards sponsored by AustralianSuper from steel businesses, large and small. The Individual Award went to long-time crane operator in the Melt Shop at OneSteel’s Sydney Steel Mill, James Wensley for his tenacious contributions beyond the call to improving safety performance in lifting with benefits that have extended to other sections of the plant and other locations across the Group. The winner in the Site Award was ASI fabricator, Gay Constructions in Queensland where new management and better engagement with staff led to a remarkable turnaround in safety performance at the facility, eliminating Lost Time due to Injuries in the most recent reporting period. In the Improvement initiative category, development of a simple, yet effective clamp system at the OneSteel Whyalla Steelworks in South Australia fabricated locally from steel has eased risks in loading extra long train rails that have since also been adopted by the customer. The judges commented on the standouts from this category that “it is fantastic to see sites coming up with low-cost and such effective ideas with the current state of our industry”. It is also the first year that the ASI hosted presentation of the Transporter of the Year award for the Steel Transport Safety Network which this year went to K&S Freighters.