Know a business that has been going above and beyond for everyone's safety during the COVID-19 pandemic?
Now is your chance to recognise them, by nominating them as being the Best CovidSafe business in the 2020 SafeWork NSW Awards.
Everyone knows it's been a tough gig for our businesses.
Rules, regulations, and safety requirements, you name it - they've had to cope with a lot recently with COVID-19 pandemic.
While businesses not doing the right thing have been named and shamed, now is the time to name and praise those businesses that demonstrate an outstanding approach to work health and safety.
Member for Tamworth Kevin Anderson MP said this year's awards will recognise businesses who've implemented innovative and effective measures to protect their employees throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.
[T]his year's awards are a great opportunity to say thank you to those employers who have gone above and beyond to adapt their working methods and keep our community safe.MP Kevin Anderson
"Given this year's unique circumstances, [the awards] will focus on businesses who have best responded to the significant challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic in the workplace," he explained.
"It's not been an easy year for our local businesses, and this year's awards are a great opportunity to say thank you to those employers who have gone above and beyond to adapt their working methods and keep our community safe."
The SafeWork NSW Awards run every year, but this year for the first time there are specifically recognised businesses from both regional and metropolitan areas.
Our region has already taken away some wins, with New England North West Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service taking out Excellence in Workplace Health and Safety Award in 2019.
Obieco Industries took the same award in 2018.
The two non-government sub-categories include small and large businesses, with two winners from both regional and metropolitan areas.
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The other category is for a government business from the state.
The winners will be eligible for a $3,000 safety rebate for their business.
Nominations are open until 9 August, with winners announced in October.
To nominate, visit www.safework.nsw.gov.au.