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Date PostedApril 9, 2016

Energy Drinks and Their Role on The Construction Site

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.

Source: https://sourceable.net/should-energy-drinks-be-banned-from-construction-sites/#

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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