Faculty of Medicine Nursing and Health Sciences Executive Dean

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Faculty of Medicine Nursing and Health Sciences
Executive Dean Work Health and Safety Award
Terms of Reference
The Faculty of Medicine Nursing and Health Sciences Work, Health and Safety Award
recognises the significant contributions that Faculty personnel make toward work health and
safety within their workplaces. This Annual Award celebrates the exceptional achievements
and initiatives of those who enrich safety standards in addition to their normal duties.
Criteria
Applicants must demonstrate significant achievements in one or more of the following
criteria:
1. Enhancement of the safety culture within their area, School, or Faculty
2. Significant individual contribution toward work, health and safety
3. Innovative use of technology to reduce risks associated with an identified work, health
and safety issue
4. Willingness to sharing safety innovation / expertise across the wider Faculty or
University community
5. Demonstrated leadership to implement significant improvements in work health and
safety
6. Development and implementation of a proactive work health and safety initiative
7. Exceptional leadership qualities following a safety incident
Eligibility
1. Academic Staff, Professional Staff and Post-graduate students within the Faculty of
Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences.
2. Casual, Contract or Continuing positions
3. Excludes members of the Faculty Safety and Facilities Unit.
Applications
1. Applications may be self-nominated or by a second party.
2. Individuals or teams are eligible
3. If applicable the nominator may elect for specific aspects of the Application to remain
confidential, e.g. research “Commercial in Confidence”.
Selection
Top 4 nominations to be short-listed by panel consisting of
1. Member of the Faculty Safety and Facilities Unit
2. Member of the University WHS Unit
3. Faculty General Manager (or nominee)
Short-list to be submitted to Executive Dean
Final Selection
Executive Dean Faculty Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences
Process
1. Applications to be forwarded electronically to [email protected]
2. Closing date for Applications is the first Monday of November each year
3. The Faculty Safety and Facilities Unit receives all nominations and coordinates the
selection panel to meet to short-list applications
4. The Faculty Safety and Facilities Unit notifies applicants who have been short- listed
Faculty Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences WHS Award Terms of Reference May 2015
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Faculty of Medicine Nursing and Health Sciences
Executive Dean Work Health and Safety Award
5. Formal announcement of Award Recipient made by the Faculty Executive Dean (Chair
of the Faculty H&S Committee) at the Faculty End of Year Function
Communication
Notifications coordinated via the Faculty Business Development Unit
1. Initial notification to Faculty personnel to inform them of the Award inception
2. Inclusion on the MNHS “News” section of Faculty website
3. Notification September / October seeking nominations
4. Faculty WHS Website:
 Terms of Reference and Nomination Form
 Following the Award presentation: Summary of Award recipient and other
areas of innovation / excellence identified
Recognition / Prize:
 Framed Certificate
 $1500 toward either professional development or WHS item(s) for area
 Inclusion on Honour Board (to be purchased initially then updated annually)
Faculty Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences WHS Award Terms of Reference May 2015
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