Do energy drinks have a place on construction sites? That’s the question posed by an article on Sourceable.net recently and when you take into consideration that the side effects of energy drinks include cardiac and neurological toxicity, palpitations, tremors, seizures, hallucinations and arrhythmias, you may not think they do.
It’s alarming therefore that almost 40 per cent of construction workers are drinking excessive quantities of energy drinks. It’s no wonder some sites have banned the products.
According to research by Griffith University, most tradespeople are eating a pie accompanied by cigarettes, soft drinks and energy drinks for lunch.
Due to the high stress environment, early starts, often long commutes coupled with this unhealthy diet, construction workers are putting themselves at risk.