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Date PostedDecember 13, 2017

The Suicide Crisis Facing Australia’s Construction Workers

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A recent article on News.com.au discussed the suicide crisis facing Australia’s construction workers.

Despite the macho appearance of most construction workers, these hardworking, often jovial men have the highest suicide risks in the nation.

Alarmingly construction workers are 70 per cent more likely to take their own lives than males in other industries.

The combination of personal stresses and work related pressure can become unbearable for many of us and sadly in this male dominated industry, speaking out about one’s feelings is not exactly celebrated. This could be why many construction workers try to deal privately with their issues, many of whom cannot and see suicide as the only escape.

 

Read more at http://www.news.com.au/finance/work/at-work/suicide-disaster-for-australias-most-loveable-tough-guys/news-story/e76bb1112d16409e95ae24b7cc72eddf

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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