The latest National Health & Safety Excellence Awards program for the local steel industry attracted 34 entries submitted from a broad cross section of the sector from small SMEs right up to large multinational companies, suggesting that the management of workplace risks is still very much front of mind for many across the supply chain. The Awards program is managed and judged by the ASI's National Safety Committee and were presented by the Australian Minister for Employment and Workplace Relations, Hon. Bill Shorten MP, ASI National Safety Committee Chairman, Andrew Miedler and ASI National Safety Coordinator, Phil Casey at the Steel Convention Gala Dinner in Parliament House, Canberra on 10 September. Mr Casey said the entries also demonstrated that all levels of employee engagement are integral to the outcome producing innovative ideas and strong commitment to implementing the improvements.
Individual Award Winner – Peter Tonkin (OneSteel Manufacturing, Sydney); High Commendation – Andy Morgan
Improvement Initiative Award Winner – Rimco Rotator (Rimco Equipment, Brisbane QLD); High Commendation – COPU and Load Restraint Videos (Stramit Building Products)
Site Award Winner – Bowhill Engineering