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Date PostedApril 4, 2017

Construction Worker Suicide Prevention Organisation Gets Funding Boost


The Queensland Government has funded Mates in Construction over the next one and a half years.

The organisation works to reduce the alarmingly high suicide rate in the construction industry.

The government funding with help expand the organisation’s positive program.

The government has pledged $1million to reduce suicide in the construction industry, a problem that plagues young men in particular.

Young tradesmen, it has been revealed, have a suicide rate 2 to 3 times higher than the general community. The average age of suicide among construction workers in Queensland is 36.

Read more at http://content.safetyculture.com.au/news/index.php/03/mates-construction-program-expands-reach-funding-boost/#.WM-57aKxUl

Steven Asnicar is regarded as a leader across many fields of industry. In particular, his specialisation across the health, infrastructure, construction, resource and utility sectors has seen him successfully change the dynamics of these industries through the introduction of new strategic, marketing, training and technical frameworks. Steven works closely with industry peak bodies such as Safework Australia, Australian Logistics Council, National Advisory for Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment (NATESE) and the Council of Australian Governments in the development of new delivery standards and industry specific programs.

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