Held biennially, the WorkSafe Tasmania Awards are designed to recognise Tasmanian organisations and individuals who are leading the way in workplace health, safety and wellbeing, and to promote best practice by:
- encouraging public and private workplaces and individuals throughout Tasmania to develop and implement workplace initiatives and solutions that help to achieve a safer, healthier and well work environment
- sharing learning and helping innovative safety solutions to find their way into widespread practical application in workplaces around Tasmania
- publicly highlighting significant achievements in workplace health, safety and wellbeing statewide.
Operating since 1996, the WorkSafe Awards are an initiative funded by the WorkCover Tasmania Board. The previous WorkSafe Awards were held in 2018.
WorkSafe Awards categories
This award recognises demonstrated commitment to continuous improvement in work health and safety through the implementation of an integrated systems approach.
This award recognises excellence in developing and implementing a solution to an identified work health and safety issue.
This award recognises demonstrated commitment to continuous improvement of work health and safety outcomes through the creation and continuation of an outstanding safety culture.
This award recognises individuals or teams who have made an exceptional difference to work health and safety.
This category acknowledges elected health and safety representatives (HSRs) who have made a significant contribution and improvement to work health and safety within their designated workgroups.
This award recognises an organisation's outstanding efforts and continuous improvement of rehabilitation and return to work through the implementation of an effective injury management system.
This award recognises an individual’s outstanding efforts in rehabilitation and stay at/return to work, and in improving the workplace’s rehabilitation culture.
This category recognises excellence in the successful implementation and outcomes of a workplace health and wellbeing initiative.
This award recognises outstanding and innovative responses to managing the challenges COVID-19 has presented, and continues to present in workplaces across the State.
All entries in categories one to nine that demonstrate strong leadership are eligible to be nominated for the Leadership Excellence Award by the judging panel; direct entries are not submitted for this category.
WorkSafe Awards resources
The closing date for entries for the WorkSafe Awards is 11.59pm on Monday 31 May 2021.