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National health & safety awards now open for entries

National health & safety awards now open for entries

AUCKLAND, New Zealand, 25 February 2014

Entries are now open for the 2014 New Zealand Workplace Health and Safety Awards. In their tenth year, the awards are run by Safeguard magazine and proudly supported by WorkSafe New Zealand.

The awards recognise businesses and individuals who have launched effective and innovative initiatives to address health and safety issues at their workplace. They give national recognition to good ideas and hard-working people who have made a difference.

The 2014 awards are for initiatives which took place primarily in 2013, but which may have commenced up to a year earlier. The closing date for entries is 14 April. The winners will be announced at a gala dinner in Auckland’s SKYCITY Convention Centre on 28 May.

Categories available for entry:

Category 1 - SAFETY
Kensington Swan best initiative to address a safety hazard
Category 2 – OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH
WorkSafe NZ best initiative to address a health hazard
Category 3 - WELLNESS
Vitae best initiative to improve employee wellness
Category 4 - ENGAGEMENT
NZ Safety best initiative to encourage engagement in health and safety
Category 5 - DESIGN
SICK best use of design to eliminate or isolate a hazard
Category 6 – SMALL BUSINESS
Site Safe best health and safety initiative by a small business
Category 7 – LARGE ORGANISATION
Impac best significant health and safety initiative by a large organisation
Category 8 – LEADERSHIP
ACC best leadership of an industry sector or region
Category 9 – PRACTITIONER
NZISM health and safety practitioner of the year
Category 10 – EMPLOYEE
Ross Wilson – NZCTU most influential employee
Category 11 – EXECUTIVE LEADER
Business Leaders Health & Safety Forum leader of the year
LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT
Countdown Lifetime Achievement Award

Notes for editors
Published by Thomson Reuters, Safeguard has been New Zealand’s leading publication on workplace health and safety since 1988.

For further information
safeguard.co.nz

ENDS

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