Ashley Rieck passionately drives new work health and safety initiatives. His 'Greenshoots' program for young workers helped him win the best individual contribution to work health and safety category in the 2019 Safe Work and Return to Work Awards.
The award recognised that the program helped supervisors identify and address the unique safety challenges young workers can present, and that it allowed young workers to meet and speak with senior management to voice safety concerns and ideas.
Just as Ashley's dedication and leadership had an immeasurable impact on the safety culture at Greensill Farming, other rural producers are winning respect for their passionate and innovative approach to work safety.
Is it your time to shine? Rural producers across the state are being urged to nominate for this year’s 2021 Safe Work and Return to Work Awards. If you’re going above and beyond simple compliance, your innovation and passion deserves to be recognised and used to inspire other workplaces to be safer.
Nominations for the 2021 awards, organised by Workplace Health and Safety Queensland are now open.
Entries this year are eligible for initiatives from the past two years and there is a new category to recognise workplaces that have shown an outstanding response to managing COVID-19 risks.