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Construction materials product safety award

Agi-Kleen received the Category 2 award for the best solution to an identified WHS issue. It has already won numerous awards for its development of a robotic cleaning system for concrete agitators that eliminates the need for manual cleaning, including best overall health and safety innovation at last year?s CCAA Queensland EHS Awards.
?The organisations and individuals honoured in this year?s Awards have all shown what can be achieved through passion and dedication to work health and safety,? said Federal Minister for Education, Employment and Workplace Relations Bill Shorten. ?Finalists honoured by the Awards represent a wide variety of industries including mining, construction, healthcare, transport and sales. 
?More than 200 people die in Australia each year from a work related injury with a further 170 000 people injured badly enough to need five or more days off work,? Shorten said.
?Families should not have to suffer the loss of a loved one because of substandard work health and safety practices.
The Safe Work Australia Awards showcase the best in workplace safety solutions, innovations and systems across our nation. 
Finalists in each of the five Awards categories were winners in respective State, Territory or Comcare awards. An independent awards judging panel considered each submission before deciding on the final winners.
Safe Work Australia Award recipients
Category 1 – Best Workplace Health and Safety Management System
Winner: Origin Alliance (Queensland)
Category 2 – Best Solution to an Identified Workplace Health and Safety Issue
Winner: Agi-Kleen Pty Ltd (News South Wales)
Category 3 – Best Workplace Health and Safety Practice/s in a Small Business
Winners (joint): Zemek Engineering Pty Ltd (Queensland) and Temtrol Technologies Pty Ltd (Tasmania)
Category 4a – Best Individual Contribution to Workplace Health and Safety ? by an employee
Winner: Harold Roeding, Department of Primary Industries (Victoria)
Category 4b – Best Individual Contribution to Workplace Health and Safety?by a WHS manager
Winner: Paul Gear, Gold Coast City Council  (Queensland)
Source: Safe Work Australia

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