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Date PostedOctober 29, 2018

Traumatic Spinal Risks High in Construction Sector

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A new study led by UNSW Sydney and the University of Sydney found that workers in the construction and transport industries have a higher risk of traumatic spinal injuries than people in other sectors.

Researchers say there’s a need for more effective safety and prevention measures, following the study that investigated 824 cases of people admitted to NSW hospitals over 3 years with work related traumatic spinal injuries.

The study found that 50 per cent of the work related spinal injuries occurred in the construction industry.

It’s obvious that as an industry we need to do more to tackle this safety issue.

See more at https://newsroom.unsw.edu.au/news/health/construction-and-transport-workers-face-high-risk-traumatic-spinal-injuries

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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