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    Treasurer, Minister for Employment and Industrial Relations and Minister for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Partnerships
    The Honourable Curtis Pitt

    Queensland Safe Work and Return to Work Awards finalists announced

    Treasurer, Minister for Employment and Industrial Relations and Minister for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Partnerships
    The Honourable Curtis Pitt

    Tuesday, August 18, 2015

    Queensland Safe Work and Return to Work Awards finalists announced


    More than 30 businesses and individuals have been named as finalists in the 2015 Queensland Safe Work and Return to Work Awards.

    Treasurer and Minister for Industrial Relations Curtis Pitt today announced the finalists, who are drawn from communities right throughout the State.

    “There are some exceptional finalists this year and they all have one thing in common: their commitment to workplace safety,” he said.

    “They’ve all earned their nominations for their efforts to keep Queenslanders safe at work, and there’s nothing more important than that.

    “They’re setting a great example when it comes to workplace safety and just as importantly, in helping injured workers return to work.

    “I’m looking forward to joining rugby league legend and Queensland Safety Ambassador Shane Webcke at the awards night in Brisbane in October.”

    Mr Pitt said finalists had been drawn from Cairns, Collinsville, Proserpine, Toowoomba, Stanthorpe, Chinchilla, Mackay, Brisbane and the Gold Coast across a wide range of industries.

    The finalists include:
    • safety and rehabilitation innovators in the sugar cane harvesting industry;
    • a cattle yard making workplace design changes to minimise crush injuries;
    • an electrical contractor helping to stop workers being electrocuted on building sites;
    • a Chinchilla man returning to work following a ruptured shoulder tendon;
    • a transport company overhauling its work safety practices to target manual tasks injuries and return to work practices.

    “These great stories are what the Queensland Safe Work and Return to Work Awards are all about,” Mr Pitt said.

    “And when we find someone who is getting safety right, it’s common sense to celebrate their success and share their solutions as widely as we can.”

    For full details of the 2015 Queensland Safe Work and Return to Work Awards finalists, visit worksafe.qld.gov.au.

    Media contact: Martin Philip 0427 919 548