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    Attorney-General and Minister for Justice
    The Honourable Jarrod Bleijie

    Queensland industry leading Australia in safe work initiatives

    Attorney-General and Minister for Justice
    The Honourable Jarrod Bleijie

    Friday, April 27, 2012

    Queensland industry leading Australia in safe work initiatives

    Two Queensland companies have won major national awards for their innovative efforts in developing safe working environments.

    Attorney-General and Minister for Justice Jarrod Bleijie MP congratulated ENERGEX and the Australian Reinforcing Company (ARC) for outshining finalists from across Australia to win first place in their categories at the 2012 Safe Work Australia Awards.

    Mr Bleijie said he hoped the win would inspire more businesses to share their workplace health and safety initiatives and successes with industry.

    “Both ENERGEX and ARC were winners at last year’s Queensland Safe Work Awards, making them automatically eligible for the national awards in Canberra last night,” Mr Bleijie said.

    “The Safe Work Australia Awards acknowledge excellence in workplace health and safety at a government, organisational and individual level.

    “These two Queensland companies won two of the six category awards, in a field of 36 finalists from a wide range of industries that all showcased inspiring and useful initiatives and solutions.”

    Energy distributor ENERGEX won the award for the Best workplace health and safety management system.

    The Australian Reinforcing Company won its award for Best solution to an identified workplace health and safety issue.

    To enter the national awards, participants must be a winner in their respective category in the state, territory, Seacare or Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation Commission (SRCC) level awards.

    Media contact: Lisa O’Donnell – 0400 986 432