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Австралия (охрана труда). Доклад общественно-государственной организации "Safe Work Australia" об исполнении (соблюдении) законодательства по охране труда в сфере строительства


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Report: Health and safety perceptions in 

the 

construction industry

Thursday, 12th March, 2015, by Alanna Furlan
In today's Health & Safety Bulletin:
  • Key findings of the construction industry report
Dear Reader,
Safe Work Australia has recently released two reports on work health and safety perceptions. The reports focus on industries considered to be high-risk, and are part of a series aimed to increase awareness of and compliance with health and safety legislation.
The reports are based on data collected over a number of years by Safe Work Australia. The main areas the reports focus on are:
  • work-related injuries;
  • health and safety practices;
  • hazards;
  • control methods; and
  • attitudes and perceptions towards health and safety held by workers and employers.
The first two reports that have been released cover the construction and manufacturing industries. In today’s Health & Safety Bulletin I’ll focus on the key findings in the construction industry report.
Construction industry report – key findings
Compared with workers in other high-risk industries, construction workers were more likely to suffer:
  • cuts and wounds;
  • falls from heights; and
  • exposure to airborne hazards, vibration and noise.
The positives
Construction workers reported a positive attitude towards health and safety practices and a high level of compliance with these practices.
In addition, 90% of employers reported there was good communication of health and safety issues to workers.
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The negatives
Worryingly, 45% of small business employers reported they did not provide their workers with any training during 2012.
Other disturbing findings in the report include:
  • around 25% of workers indicated they accepted risk-taking at work;
  • almost one third of workers said that unsafe conditions had prevented them from safely performing work;
  • around 20% of employers reported that not having the right equipment was the main cause of injury; and
  • 17% of employers stated that drug and alcohol use was the main cause of injury.
If your business operates in the construction industry, you may want to examine the findings in more detail. You can access the full report here.
Next week…
I’ll discuss the key findings of the report into work health and safety perceptions in the manufacturing industry.
Until then,

Alanna Furlan
Editor
Health & Safety Bulletin

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