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Date PostedOctober 16, 2012

Construction Workers: Practical Ways to Overcome Stress

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Work on building sites can be stressful. Especially considering that construction workers often have to stick to deadlines while adhering to the necessary safety procedures, this can be a stressful task. There is however some simple steps to follow in overcoming stress.

  • Remember your site training and general construction safety training. Take responsibility for your own physical and emotional wellbeing.
  • Determine in advance the habits and negative attitudes you possess that add to the stress you experience.
  • Develop better communication skills to ease and improve your relationships with management and co-workers, this is also vital to your safety and in an emergency.
  • Learn to recognise the warning signs of excessive stress at work. Short periods of stress are not as harmful as a job where you are stressed constantly. Look out for the warning signs that may include health effects, depression and other emotional effects.
  • Take care of your physical and mental wellbeing. Exercise, eat healthier, get enough sleep and cut down on alcohol and caffeine which may all contribute to lessening stress.
  • Take a break and relax for a while if the stress seems too much to handle. Recharge yourself before taking on the next task.

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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