Construction workers make efforts to increase safety

builders are making an industry-wide effort to reduce the high rate of
accidents and improve occupational health.

series of safety and health awareness days, ‘Help for the industry from the
industry’, will be held around the country throughout February and March.

Callaghan, chair of the Health & Safety Commission (HSC), said he was
encouraged to see the construction industry working together to improve health
and safety.

2001-02 the number of fatal injuries to workers in the construction industry
fell to 79 from the previous year, when 105 people died while at work.

the last 10 years a total of 948 people have died because of unsafe work
practices in the construction industry.

By Ross Wigham

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