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Date PostedOctober 5, 2013

Video Highlights the Importance of Workplace Safety

Workplace Safety isn’t something that just happens, it is something that needs to be worked at especially among workers who have become complacent towards safety as more experienced workers usually do.

A good example of the magnitude of such a mistake is provided by a video from Workplace Health and Safety Queensland who have released a video about a worker who despite being experienced in the construction industry suffered a serious workplace injury that threatened to destroy his life.

The worker, had been a member of the construction industry for more than 19 years when his injury occurred. The man fell 5 metres while working on a bridge, causing a severe injury to his back, affecting his ability to live and his career potential.

The worker was not only left to deal with the physical scars and pain, but the emotional depression that accompanied the incident as well as the fact that as a result of the injury he was facing possible financial bankruptcy.

Link:  http://youtu.be/HRp_JTh-7lc

Hopefully this video serves as a reminder to other workers in the construction industry, both new and old about the importance of safety.


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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