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NAVY’S awards pedigree shone through
at this year’s Defence Work Health and
Safety Awards, with one winning entry and
VCDF AIRMSHL Mark Binskin and
Director General Work Health and Safety
Branch Lindsay Kranz presented the
ABET Lisa Pickstone, of HMAS
Stirling, won the Best Individual
Contribution to Workplace Health and
Safety by a worker.
ABET Pickstone’s actions resulted in
an incorrect hazardous substance segrega-
tion guide being removed from Defence
and an incorrect safety data sheet for paint
held in Navy’s inventory being corrected
by the manufacturer.
Crew from HMAS Anzac, embarked
in HMAS Stuart at the time, received a
commendation for Best Solution to an
Identified Workplace Health and Safety
Issue, for their identification and control of
a potential radiation hazard issue.
WO Robert Van Eldik received a com-
mendation for Rehabilitation and Return to
Work Award by an organisation, on behalf
of the Transient Personnel Management
Cell, HMAS Penguin, for their manage-
ment and employment of sailors experi-
encing a range of work/life difficulties.
SAFETY WINNER: ABET Lisa Pickstone receives her award from
VCDF AIRMSHL Mark Binskin.
2012 NAVY SAFETY AWARDS
Applications are open for the 2012
Navy Safety Awards, recognising
excellence in health and safety.
Introduced in 2004 as a means
of recognising personnel and
organisations who make a consider-
able contribution to Navy safety, the
awards are also a gateway for entry
into the Defence Work Health and
Safety Awards and the Australian
Comcare Work Health and Safety
Navy has had some notable suc-
cesses in these events, providing
public recognition to Navy and more
impor tantly, the individuals involved.
The Chief of Navy Awards for
Safety Excellence are presented
annually for the most outstanding
achievement across five categories:
➤ Category 1 – Best Workplace
Health and Safety Management
System. For demonstrated com-
mitment to continually improving
workplace health and safety by
implementing an integrated sys-
➤ Category 2 – Leadership Award
for Injury or Disease Prevention
and Management. For organisa-
tions that demonstrate commit-
ment to continuous improvement
in WHS and injury or disease
prevention and management per-
formance through leadership and
best practice in the workplace.
➤ Category 3 – Best Solution to an
Identified Workplace Health and
Safety Issue. For excellence in
developing and implementing a
solution to an identified workplace
health and safety issue.
➤ Category 4a – Rehabilitation
and Return to Work Award – an
Organisation. For organisations
that demonstrate excellence in the
development and implementation
of rehabilitation and return to work
programs for ill or injured workers.
➤ Category 4b – Rehabilitation
and Return to Work Award – an
Individual. For individuals who
demonstrate excellence in devel-
oping and implementing reha-
bilitation and return to work pro-
grams for ill or injured workers.
➤ Category 5 – The Commander
Dave Allen Award for Safety
Excellence. For individuals who
have made an outstanding con-
tribution to Safety and includes
$1000 prize money.
Entries close on September 7 and
entry forms and instructions are
available at http://intranet.defence.
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