INNOVATION AWARD SUBMISSION

The Queensland Mining Industry Health and Safety Conference Innovation Awards aim to recognise creative and practical solutions to safety and occupational health problems and to promote their application across the Australian Resources Industry.

SUBMITTING YOUR INNOVATION AWARD

Prior to submitting the Innovation Award application, please refer to submission guidelines. To submit your application, please click on the Submit button below, which will take you to the online portal.

To log into the portal and submit your innovation, you will need to create a new account.

WINNING PRIZE – Proudly Sponsored by uvex Safety ANZ   

This year uvex Safety ANZ will be supporting our travel/tourism industry across Australia, by offering the 2023 QMIHSC Innovation Award Winner a trip to Germany to attend the largest safety show in the world at the A+A conference in Dusseldorf 24-27 October 2023.

The People’s Choice and Highly Commended submissions will receive a Queensland Mining Industry Innovation Award trophy and a framed certificate.

IMPORTANT DATES
Award submissions close Friday 12 May 2023
Preliminary judging completed Friday 2 June 2023
Notification Friday 16 June 2023
Final judging Monday 21 August 2023
Winner announcement Wednesday 23 August 2023 (at Gala dinner)
  • More than one submission may be considered
  • Submissions must cover creative and practical solutions to safety and occupational health problems
  • Submission text must not exceed 1500 words
  • Description should address the submission criteria and use the same sub-headings as outlined in the judging criteria section
  • To be considered eligible to enter the competition the intellectual property in your
    innovation must be open source – this means that you must be willing to provide and share the intellectual property in the innovation so that it can be used by others – free of charge.
  • Do not include the presentation title, author names or affiliations in the text box, as these details will be captured during the submission process via the submission portal
  • All abbreviations must be spelled out on first use
  • Scientific names must be italicised
  • Submissions are to be uploaded as pdf document.
  • Submissions should be thoroughly checked for spelling and grammar, as if successful, will be included in the conference app

To ensure your presentation is included in QMIHSC 2023 program, successful presenters will require to have a paid registration for the conference by 1 July 2023. If you do register by this date, your submission may be withdrawn.

Travel and accommodation are not included, and it will be at your expense.

The problem: Score value – 10%
Provide a brief description of the identified problem, or where a process has been improved, describe how the initiative or improvement opportunity was identified.

Submissions will be judged on:

  • How the problem has been identified and the safety and health consequences that have been addressed
  • Where no problem exists, how the initiative identified improvement opportunities

The solution: Score value – 30%
Describe the strategies and initiatives developed to identify and address the problem or improve the current system, including:

  • The internal/external resources used in the process
  • Methods used in trialling and testing
  • Implementation process – where/how on site
  • Demonstrate how the hierarchy of control has been applied

Benefits/Effects: Score value – 20%
Explain the safety and/or occupational health benefits.
You should provide any supporting data or other evidence that demonstrates the benefits/effects that were achieved and describe the extent of deployment across the site.

Transferability: Score value – 10%
Describe the potential for the innovation to be used, modified or transferred across the resources industry and how this could be achieved.

Innovation: Score value – 30%
Describe the originality of the innovation.

Approximate cost
A statement of approximate cost, if known, should be included. While there are no strict requirements to demonstrate cost effectiveness, where it is otherwise difficult to separate nominations, the judging panel may use this to help decide the ultimate winner.

There will be two rounds of judging:

  • Preliminary judging round:
    All submissions are assessed by a judging panel comprising selected representatives across industry sectors. From these submissions the panel will select the finalists to go forward to be presented at the conference.
  • Final judging round
    This judging will be carried out at the conference on Monday afternoon where each of the finalists will present their innovation to conference delegates and in front of a judging panel. Following the presentation, the panel may ask questions about your innovation.
  • Winner – as judged by the judging panel at the conference
  • People’s Choice – as judged by the conference delegates
  • Highly Commended – combined vote count of the judging panel and the conference delegates

Should your award presentation submission be shortlisted, it will be published in the conference handbook, conference website and conference app. We recommend you proof your submission well prior to submitting.

The presentation must not be of a commercial nature or directly advertise or promote commercial products or services.

You will be allocated up to 10 minutes for your presentation and additional 5 minutes for Q&A from judging panel during conference program on Monday 21 August 2023.

Additional to the presentation, you take up on the complimentary option of:

  • Poster display
    Everyone who provides a submission is encouraged to prepare a poster for displaying at conference. Dedicated times will be set aside for authors to engage more closely with delegates.
    Guidelines for preparing posters will be provided.
  • Static demonstration
    Space will be set aside in the event centre gallery for those finalists whose innovation lends itself to a small static demonstration. Please indicate your intention on the submission portal. More details will be provided to those taking up this option.

**Please make sure you select either or both options above at the time of your award submission.

You will be able to save your awards submission as a draft and return to it at any time for editing before completing your submission. Once you have submitted your document, you will not be able to edit it.

You will receive an automated response to say that we have received your submission. If you don’t receive this email, please contact Expert Events.

HEALTH PROGRAM AWARD SUBMISSION

The Queensland Mining Industry Health and Safety Conference Health Program Award aims to recognise creative and practical solutions to personal and occupational health problems and to promote their application across the Queensland Resource Industry.

SUBMITTING YOUR HEALTH PROGRAM AWARD

Prior to submitting the Health Program Award application, please refer to submission guidelines. To submit your application, please click on the Submit button below, which will take you to the online portal.

To log into the portal and submit your award proposal, you will need to create a new account. created.

IMPORTANT DATES
Award submissions close Friday 12 May 2023
Preliminary judging completed Friday 2 June 2023
Notification Friday 16 June 2023
Final judging Monday 21 August 2023
Winner announcement Wednesday 23 August 2023 (at Gala dinner)
  • More than one submission may be considered
  • Submissions must cover creative and practical solutions to safety and occupational health problems
  • Submission text must not exceed 1500 words
  • Description should address the submission criteria and use the same sub-headings as outlined in the judging criteria section.
  • Do not include the presentation title, author names or affiliations in the text box, as these details will be captured during the submission process via the abstract submission portal
  • All abbreviations must be spelled out on first use
  • Scientific names must be italicised
  • Submissions are to be uploaded as pdf document.
  • Submissions should be thoroughly checked for spelling and grammar, as if successful, will be included in the conference app

The problem: Score value – 10%
Describe the identified problem or explain how the initiative or health improvement opportunity was identified.

Submissions will be judged on how clearly the problem and the health consequences are identified.

Where no specific problem existed, the submission should clearly describe how the initiative identified and provided opportunities to improve workers’ health.

The solution: Score value – 40%
Describe what was done to implement the program or initiative. Applications that demonstrate there was significant input, initiative and ownership at the site level will be scored higher than those where the program is developed and implemented solely by an external provider.

The submission should include a clear description of the strategies and initiatives that were developed to identify and address the problem or what was done to otherwise improve an existing system.

Examples of the type of information that could be provided include:

  • The internal/external resources that were used in the process
  • Implementation process – where and how the program was achieved and on what scale – including potential participation or target audience size and actual participation
  • How workers were engaged in the program to foster a feeling of ownership of the initiative
  • How the initiative has been measured for effectiveness and/or the results verified

Benefits/Effects: Score value – 30%
Explain the health benefits of the Program and where appropriate, describe the extent of deployment across the site/company.

You should provide any supporting data or other evidence that demonstrates the benefits/effects that were achieved.

Transferability: Score value – 20%
Describe the potential for the health program to be used, modified or transferred across the resources industry and how this could be achieved.

Approximate cost
A statement of costs to date and approximate future costs (of the initiative) including internal resources should also be included. While there are no strict requirements to demonstrate cost effectiveness, where it is otherwise difficult to separate nominations, the judging panel may use this to help decide the ultimate winner.

There will be two rounds of judging:

  • Preliminary judging round:
    All submissions are assessed by a judging panel comprising selected representatives across industry sectors. From these submissions the panel will select the finalists to go forward to be presented at the conference.
  • Final judging round
    This judging will be carried out at the conference on Monday afternoon where each of the finalists will present their Innovation to conference delegates and in front of a judging panel. Following the presentation, the panel may ask questions about your Innovation.

Should your award presentation submission be shortlisted, it will be published in the conference handbook, conference website and conference app. We recommend you proof your submission well prior to submitting.

The presentation must not be of a commercial nature or directly advertise or promote commercial products or services.

You will be allocated up to 10 minutes for your presentation and additional 5 minutes for Q&A from judging panel during conference program on Monday 21 August 2023

You will be able to save your awards submission as a draft and return to it at any time for editing before completing your submission. Once you have submitted your document, you will not be able to edit it.

You will receive an automated response to say that we have received your submission. If you don’t receive this email, please contact Expert Events.

LEGENDS AWARD

The Queensland Mining Industry Health and Safety Conference Legends Award was established by the conference committee in 2017 to recognise persons in the Queensland mining industry who have made substantial, sustained and significant improvements to health and safety in the Queensland mining industry.

NOMINATION

Nominations are now open and will close on Friday 31 March 2023.

To submit a nomination, please email the conference organiser on qmihsc@expertevents.com.au with the subject heading: 2023 Legends Award nomination and include the following details:

  • Name and contact details of the person making the nomination
  • Name and contact details of the nominee
  • An overview of what the nominee has achieved in improving health and safety in the Queensland mining industry
  • Reasons why the nominee should be recognised as a Mining Legend.

Nominations will be reviewed by the conference committee, using a predetermined scoresheet to select up to two winners – one from the coal and one from the minerals sectors.