Safe Work Australia has released the latest figures on workplace health and safety and in 2018, 118 Australian workers were killed on the job.
While the transport,postal and warehousing and agriculture, forestry and fishing industries emerged as the most high risk with 38 and 33 fatalities consecutively, the construction industry has the third highest number of fatalities with 21 recorded deaths.
There were also 5 workers killed in the mining industry.
One of the reasons the federal government has mandated construction safety training is due to the high risk nature. Before beginning work on a construction site, workers must complete White Card training. Find out more at www.whitecardonline.com.au