The awards acknowledge businesses, both large and small, and individuals who champion safety.
They give national recognition to good ideas, superior systems, great initiatives and hard-working people who have made a difference over the past 12 months.
The Awards will be presented at a Gala Dinner at the SkyCity Convention Centre, Auckland, on Wednesday, May 27, which is day one of the Safeguard National Health & Safety Conference.
Award categories are:
Category 1: Kensington Swan best initiative to address a safety risk.
Category 2: WorkSafe New Zealand best initiative to address a health risk.
Category 3: Vitae best initiative to improve employee wellness.
Category 4: NZ Safety best initiative to encourage engagement in health and safety.
Category 5: SICK best use of design/technology to eliminate or isolate a risk.
Category 6: Site Safe best health and safety initiative by a small business.
Category 7: Impac best significant health and safety initiative by a large organisation.
Category 8: ACC best leadership of an industry sector or region.
Category 9: NZISM health and safety practitioner of the year.
Category 10: edenfx most influential employee.
Category 11: Business Leaders Health and Safety Forum executive of the year.
The Countdown Lifetime Achievement Award will also be presented.