The Australian Institute of Health & Safety is pleased to announce the winners of the 2023 Australian Workplace Health & Safety Awards.
Following a sold-out event held in Melbourne, we are thrilled to announce the following winners:
Australian WHS Champion (CEO) of the Year
Less than 1,000 employees: Andriy Kotykhov, machinemonitor
Greater than or equal to 1,000 employees: Fiona Notley, Curtin University
Australian WHS Leader of the Year
Less than 1,000 employees: Melissa Pollock (COHSProf, FAIHS), Abergeldie Complex Infrastructure
Greater than or equal to 1,000 employees: Tanya Pelja, BGIS
Australian WHS Emerging Leader of the Year: Ally Orr, Endeavour Energy
Australian HSR of the Year: Desmond Thompson, Keolis Downer, proud operator of Yarra Trams
Australian WHS Team of the Year: Mitchell Services Limited (ASX: MSV), Human and Organisational Resilience and Critical Risk Management: A Sustainable Strategy for Improving Workplace Safety
Best WHS Health & Wellbeing Program: Xero
Best WHS Learning & Professional Development Program: Major Road Projects Victoria, The MRPV Civil Construction Safety Cadetship Program
Best WHS Technology Initiative: University of Newcastle, College of Engineering, Science and Environment NU Isolator
AIHS CEO Julia Whitford thanked all finalists by saying “A heartfelt congratulations to all of the outstanding finalists and winners driving change in WHS, and a big thank you to everyone who joined us and contributed to the incredible energy of the night!”
About the AIHS: With a 75-year history, the Australian Institute of Health & Safety is Australia’s national association for the health and safety profession, with a vision for safe and healthy people in productive workplaces and communities.