Workplace Health and Safety in the Construction Industry

The Construction industry employs around 938,000 people representing 9% of Australia’s workforce working within both the private and public sectors.  The nature of work in this industry means that these workers are exposed to higher levels health and safety issues. The most common issues experienced in the industry include:

  • Muscular stress
  • Falls
  • Trips and slips
  • Being hit by moving objects
  • Contact with chemicals and substances
  • Vehicle and mechanical accidents



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