The NSW Government has officially launched a new plan to reduce the deaths and injuries in construction workplaces. With $80 billion to be spent on NSW infrastructure over the next four years, Minister for Better Regulation, Matt Kean, said that construction safety is a must.
“The construction industry will employ 400,000 people by 2022, so it’s really important worksites are up to scratch, and meet Australia’s strict safety standards”
“Tragically, 35 workers lost their lives on NSW construction sites between 2013-14 and 2015-16, with the most common cause being falls from heights”
“These accidents have a devastating impact on colleagues and families, and no one should have to go through the heartbreak of losing a loved one from an avoidable accident,” said Mr Kean.
The NSW plan will also cover workplaces that are deemed as being a high risk to developing a long-term illness, such as abestosis. It will also cover the management of musculoskeletal injuries and mental health in the construction industry.
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