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Date PostedDecember 29, 2015

We Need to Improve Safety in These Sectors


Source: Adelaidenow.com.au

The construction industry is one of seven identified as needing a concerted effort to improve safety, according to Workplace Health and Safety Queensland.

In order to keep injury rates down in the state we need to prioritise safety, particularly in these industries:

  1. metals manufacturing,
  2. meat processing,
  3. road freight,
  4. civil construction,
  5. construction trades,
  6. horticulture and
  7. livestock sectors

Recent data shows the serious injury claims rate for these were higher than each overall industry claim rate.

Workplace Health and Safety Queensland said these jobs are harder and more physical but these workers still deserve to work in a safety environment as much as anyone else, yet injuries in these sectors make up most of the state’s workers compensation claims.

For the Civil construction industry action plan and the Construction trades action plan work around mobile plant and moving traffic; operating elevated work platforms; loading and unloading trucks; working around electrical installations is highlighted.

Read more at http://content.safetyculture.com.au/news/index.php/12/key-industry-sectors-identified-requiring-targeted-efforts-improve-work-safety/#.VoHAefl97IV


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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