Construction Industry Safety Breaches Cost $17 million

construction safety issuesStudies have shown that the construction industry was struck by a $17 million in medical bills, lost wages and further costs due to over 1,000 on-the-job accidents. WorkSafe Australia stated that that figure could even be a conservative estimate. WorkSafe inspector Steve Thornely said that workers can face a continual and diverse variety of hazards due to housing sites constantly having different trades on site throughout a project’s development. Thornely stated that in excess of 1,250 safety breaches have been discovered throughout the year.

Thornely attributes theses breaches to inadequate planning, housekeeping and supervision. He stressed the importance of maintaining vigilance in every aspect of the job in ensuring that safety is upheld.  He added that many of the accidents or breaches that occur could be easily avoided if industry professionals stayed on top of safety issues and be vocal about unsafe situations.

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Source: http://designbuildsource.com.au/housing-construction-safety-17-million-issue 

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