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    Attorney-General and Minister for Industrial Relations
    The Honourable Cameron Dick

    Queensland innovation leads way in prestigious Work Safe Awards

    Attorney-General and Minister for Industrial Relations
    The Honourable Cameron Dick

    Monday, October 18, 2010

    Queensland innovation leads way in prestigious Work Safe Awards

    A gourmet food producer, a rural industry, transport companies, a local government worker and corporate giants are among the 16 finalists in Queensland’s 2010 Work Safe Awards.

    The winners, to be announced during Safe Work Australia Week from 24–30 October, will share in $5000 prizemoney and go on to contest the national Safe Work Australia Awards.

    Industrial Relations Minister Cameron Dick said the awards were an important part of the State Government’s commitment to reducing death and injury rates in Queensland workplaces.

    “These awards honour innovation and success in cutting workplace fatalities and injuries – so all these companies and individuals deserve acclaim whether they win or not,” Mr Dick said.

    “The finalists are from across the state and represent a diverse range of industries, showing that anyone, anywhere, can help make our workplaces safer.

    “Cutting the $5 billion cost to the Queensland economy, as well as the tragic death and injury toll in our workplaces, is a priority for the Queensland Government.

    “The 2010 Work Safe Awards are a major part of our efforts to get the community thinking smarter and ensuring their loved ones return home from work each day.

    “Some of the finalists have slashed their own workplace injury rates by the changes they have made. These types of innovations can inspire or even be adopted by other employers to help protect their workers.”

    The finalists are:

    Category 1 - Best system
    • Mitchell Helidon Pty Ltd, Helidon
    • Northern Refueling Maintenance, Woree
    • Priestley’s Gourmet Delights, Morningside, Brisbane
    • Sharman Property Services, Rocklea, Brisbane
    • SJ Electric Pty Ltd, Albion, Brisbane

    Category 2 - Best solution
    • Livestock Nutrition Technologies Pty Ltd, Garbutt
    • Mirvac Constructions (Qld) Pty Ltd, South Bank, Brisbane
    • Priestley’s Gourmet Delights, Morningside, Brisbane
    • Queensland University of Technology (QUT), Brisbane
    • Rio Tinto Shared Services Pty Ltd, Brisbane
    • Toll Global Logistics Australia, Coopers Plains, Brisbane

    Category 3 - Small Business
    • DB & W Bryce Pty Ltd, Warwick
    • Metal Line North Brisbane Pty Ltd, Eagle Farm, Brisbane

    Category 4 - Individual contribution
    • Rohan Mehano, Baulderstone Pty Ltd, Kelvin Grove, Brisbane
    • Ross La Fauci, Tully Sugar Limited, Tully
    • Sean Peckover, Rockhampton Regional Council, Rockhampton.

    Media contact:
    Office of the Attorney-General and Minister for Industrial Relations 3239 3487