News 27 February 2020

Are you the best in workplace health and safety - why not enter the AWHSA Awards?

There is nothing more important than the safety and wellbeing of your people in the community. For many organisations health and safety is a core value and requires dedication of many internal teams to run a safe and profitable business at the same time.

The Australian Institute of Health & Safety (AIHS) recently announced the creation of the Australian Workplace Health & Safety Awards (AWHSA), to be held on the 27 May 2020 at the Melbourne Convention Centre, and annually thereafter. This is a great opportunity to nominate your organisation to be recognised for your contribution to Workplace Health and Safety.

The awards are free to enter and provide national recognition to organisations and individuals who are demonstrating excellence and innovation in the field of Workplace Health & Safety (WHS).

There are 12 individual award categories which include the following:

  • Best Safety Program Initiative Award
  • Best Health / Well-being Initiative
  • HRS of the year Award
  • Best First-Aid Initiative Award
  • Emergency First-Aid Response Award
  • Inspector Excellence Award
  • Best Return to Work Award
  • Young Safety Professional of the Year Award
  • Health & Safety Innovation Award
  • Health & Safety Professional of the Year Award
  • Harold Greenwood Thomas Lifetime Achievement Award
  • Health & Safety Leadership Award

More information on the Award Categories criteria can be found here.

Organisations of all sizes are encouraged to nominate individuals or initiatives they believe are worthwhile of the recognition and be recognised as a leader in creating positive changes in workplace health and safety.

Organisations are encouraged to select an award category that best suits your organisation, and prepare supporting documentation, videos, and written summaries to support the criteria within the category.

For more information please contact Australian Institute Health and Safety on 03 8336 1995, or

Nominations close 6 March 2020.

The Victorian Chamber’s Health Safety and Wellbeing team are highly qualified and experienced in reviewing, preparing and improving your procedures and practices, and upskilling your staff in all aspects of health, safety and wellbeing.

For more information and support for HSW consulting, training and other support please contact us on 03 8662 5333 or to discuss your needs.

MCC Contact

Get in touch with the Melbourne Chamber of Commerce

03 8662 5214


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