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Coca-Cola Amatil’s double win for work safety

Coke AmatilSoft drinks manufacturer Coca-Cola Amatil’s (CCA) has been recognised for offering a safe and healthy workplace for Aussies, with success in two out of six categories at the 2018 SafeWork NSW Awards.

Lisa McCahon, workers compensation manager, and Bridie Gloag, NSW safety specialist, received the awards out of 160 businesses and individuals who joined the award giving body, which produced 34 finalists.

“Continuously improving health, safety and well being for our employees is a key priority for us. At CCA, we believe safety is everyone’s responsibility, and with stewards like Lisa and Bridie introducing meaningful programs that align with our business goals – we are on the right path,” Alison Watkins, group managing director at CCA said.

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Lisa McCahon took the award for Best Individual Contribution to Workplace Health and Safety. McCahon started with CCA nine years ago and identified an opportunity to focus on mental health within health and wellbeing projects at the company. With the businesses support, McCahon engaged AON Insurance Brokers to deliver ‘Mental Health First Aid’ training across Australia.

Bridie Gloag was awarded Safework NSW Leadership in Safety Award. With manual handling injuries accounting for most injuries at Coca Cola Amatil, Gloag has worked on delivering manual handling training to reduce this statistic. She has lead an organisation-wide initiative to develop, build and implement the new hazard and incident online portal, Beakon, and has worked to ensure the system fully meets the needs of the end users.

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