19 December 2011
Health and safety volunteers honoured
RMIT University staff who have made an outstanding contribution to the health and safety of colleagues and students have been recognised at an awards ceremony.
Dianne Mileo, Building 3 warden, receives the award for Best Fire Evacuation from MC Stephen Cuce.
The International and Development OHS Committee with event MC Stephen Cuce.
Almost 1,000 staff volunteered their time as health and safety representatives, first aiders and wardens in 2011.
Among the award recipients were Mark Newman of the School of Global Studies, Social Science and Planning and Paul Brown of the Science, Engineering and Health Office, who jointly took out the OHS Manager/Supervisor of the Year Award.
Shae Hunter, from the Centre for Design, received the Return to Work Achievement Award for her dedication to rehabilitation after a bike accident.
Sue West, from the School of Global Studies, Social Science and Planning, was awarded the Outstanding Service - First Aider Award for her decisive response in treating a wrist injury.
Other winners included Building 3 wardens, the International and Development OHS Committee, and the Academic Registrar's Group.
On behalf of the Vice-Chancellor, MC Stephen Cuce thanked all volunteers for their contributions.
He said the University's health and wellbeing achievements for 2011 included the establishment of an online chemical management system, early intervention on stress issues and 1,100 health checks.
He also acknowledged the School of Global Studies, Social Science and Planning OHS Committee, which was a finalist in this year's WorkSafe Awards.
Stephen Cuce presents Shae Hunter with the Return to Work Achievement Award.
Guests at RMIT's 2011 Health and Safety Awards.