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2022 Safe Work and Return to Work Awards finalists

More than 93 organisations and individuals entered the Safe Work and Return to Work Awards this year, demonstrating their dedication to making Queensland workplaces healthier and safer.

Congratulations to all entrants for the level of innovation, leadership and commitment shown by businesses and individuals around the state.

Thank you to everyone who entered the 2022 Safe Work and Return to Work Awards and congratulations to all of the finalists.

This award recognises excellence in developing and implementing a solution to an identified work health and safety issue.

  • JBS Australia, Northern Division
  • Simon Kirkpatrick, Brisbane Motorway Services
  • Vaun Turner, Direct Formwork Pty Ltd

This award recognises individuals who have made an exceptional contribution to work health and safety.

  • Dr Arjun Chavan, Townsville University Hospital

This award recognises excellence in developing and implementing a solution to an identified workplace electrical safety issue.

  • Balmoral Engineering
  • Luceo Energy
  • Mark Smith, SET Maritime & Electrical
  • Seqwater Electrical Safety Improvement Group, Seqwater

This award recognises an organisation that has made a significant demonstrated improvement to its work health and safety performance.

  • Amart Furniture
  • Black Hops Brewing Pty Ltd
  • Patrick Hampton, RSL Queensland
  • Southern Cross Contractors Pty Ltd
  • St Joseph's College Gregory Terrace
  • Townsville City Council

This award recognises an organisation that embeds work health and wellbeing into organisational systems and culture to benefit the health of workers and prevent chronic disease risks in the workplace.

  • Australian Agricultural Company
  • Seqwater
  • Sunwater

This award recognises excellence in healthy and safe work design. Designing healthy and safe work is fundamental to improving health, safety and wellbeing in the workplace.

  • Churches of Christ
  • K-Valve Systems Pty Ltd

This award recognises excellence in work health and safety leadership.

  • JBS Australia, Northern Division
  • Seqwater

This award recognises an individual's successful rehabilitation and stay at/return to work following a work related injury.

  • Joanne House

This award recognises an employer's outstanding efforts and continuous improvement of rehabilitation and return to work by implementing an effective injury management system.

  • PeopleIN Workplace Rehabilitation Team, PeopleIN Limited
  • RGF Staffing APEJ
  • Sunwater

This award recognises an individual's outstanding efforts in rehabilitation and stay at/return to work, and the improving workplace rehabilitation culture.

  • Emily Haden, WorkCover Queensland
  • Stephanie Walker, WorkCover Queensland

This award recognises outstanding leadership in rehabilitation and return to work practices implemented by an individual or organisation.

There were no finalists for this category.

This award recognises businesses or individuals who have shown excellence and innovation in work health and safety in response to COVID-19.

  • Community Enterprise Queensland
  • Housing Industry Association, Queensland
  • Seqwater
  • Sunwater
  • Swickers Kingaroy Bacon Factory Pty Ltd
  • Tim Oakes, Inside Travel Group