Almost half of all construction workers drink energy drinks in such large quantities that they are putting their health at risk, leading some employers to ban these beverages from their sites.
According to research by academics at Griffith University, most tradespeople eat unhealthily. Lunches usually consist of cigarettes, pies an energy drinks.
Tradespeople generally start early and work in high pressure environments. Some also have to contend with long commutes to and from work and have to engage in physically demanding tasks, leading them to be fatigued and resort to energy drinks.
The unhealthy eating only makes the fatigue worse and increases health risks. It’s an ugly cycle that needs to be addressed.