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Nominations open for 2021 SafeWork awards

Published: 28 May 2021
Released by: Minister for Better Regulation and Innovation, Minister for Finance and Small Business

Nominations are now open for the 2021 SafeWork NSW Awards, acknowledging NSW businesses, industry associations and unions that have come up with innovative solutions to help workers at risk across a number of industries.

Minister for Better Regulation and Innovation, Kevin Anderson, said this year’s theme will be workers at risk. The theme highlights businesses that have embedded health and safety into their high-risk work environments to ensure every job is designed to be safe.

“Nominations are now open and we want to celebrate those who have come up with innovative solutions to support the safety of their employees,” Mr Anderson said.

“We are calling for nominations from businesses large and small across the state who have demonstrated real solutions to protect their at-risk workers.”

This year marks the 18th anniversary of the SafeWork NSW Awards, which will be  broken down into seven sub-categories:

  •  Small business – non-government (regional and metropolitan);
  •  Medium business – non-government (regional and metropolitan);
  •  Large business – non-government (regional and metropolitan);
  •  Government;
  •  Unions; and
  •  Industry associations.

Minister for Finance and Small Business, Damien Tudehope, has called out for nominations from small businesses who often go above and beyond to support the safety of their employees.

“This is a great opportunity for small businesses to be recognised and celebrated for their dedication to employee safety. It provides a fantastic framework for other small businesses to follow suit on our road to a safer and stronger NSW,” Mr Tudehope said.

Nominations for the 2021 SafeWork Awards are open until 27th June, with winners announced in October. 

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