HEALTHCARE HEROES TRIUMPH IN WORKSAFE AWARDS

ANMF members Jen Gamble and Gaye Coles, nurses at University Hospital Geelong, were jointly awarded the title of WorkSafe’s HSR of the Year on February 29th, along with Ambulance Victoria’s Jason Learmonth.

Jen and Gaye took proactive measures by issuing a PIN to address staff exposure to harmful chemicals and successfully negotiated an increase in staffing levels to reduce fatigue risks.

Jason, a paramedic and dedicated unionist, also lodged a PIN concerning driver fatigue, which was upheld by WorkSafe. Despite facing challenges at VCAT, Jason managed to increase staffing levels at his branch from 9 to 23.

We had the opportunity to speak with him at last year's VTHC HSR Conference, where he generously shared tips on how to become a strong and effective HSR.

SafetyNet extends heartfelt congratulations to all the finalists, with special recognition to Jason, Jen, and Gaye for their well-deserved victory.

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