September 19, 2019
Swickers Kingaroy Bacon Factory has been named as a finalist in the 2019 Queensland Safe Work and Return to Work Awards.
The recently expanded pig abattoir is one of four finalists in the “Most Significant Improvement To Work Health and Safety Performance” category.
Industrial Relations Minister Grace Grace announced the finalists on Thursday.
The awards showcase Queensland’s best work health and safety, rehabilitation and return-to-work champions.
Ms Grace praised the commitment of Queensland businesses and individuals to safety in the workplace.
“Our expert judges had their work cut out again this year with more than 120 entries across 11 categories,” she said.
The 2019 Safe Work and Return to Work Awards finalists hail from all over Queensland – from Townsville and Mackay to Kingaroy and down to the Gold Coast.
The finalists are:
Category 1 – Best solution to an identified work health and safety issue
Category 2 – Best individual contribution to work health and safety
Category 3 – Best solution to an identified electrical safety issue
Category 4 – Most significant improvement to work health and safety performance
Category 5 – Best commitment to work health and wellbeing
Category 6 – Best demonstrated leadership in work health and safety
Category 7 – Injured worker achievement award
Category 8 – Best rehabilitation and return-to-work management system
Category 9 – Best individual contribution to rehabilitation and return to work
Category 10 – Best demonstrated leadership in return to work
Category 11 – Best demonstrated healthy and safe work design