Jackie Luper, a road construction worker, was killed earlier after being hit by a drunk driver. Luper was doing cement work on Joyce Blvd in Fayetteville whe...
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This is a constant worry everytime a road worker steps out on the road to complete their jobs. I know myself, it is one of the biggest worries with road construction works and I have had many near misses whilst being field based. It happens very quickly and generally without any warning. Unfortunately, still road workers are being hit/killed by the travelling public in the course of their day.
No amount of risk control and paperwork is going to stop these terrible accidents. People need to slow down and read the signs - our mission is not to make you late or hold you up for longer. Generally the road workers are just doing their job and they all deserve to be returned to their families at the end of the day.
Monday 3 February 2013 Long haul trucking is a tough way to make a living.
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The Chain of Responsibility for Heavy Vehicles comes into play within this episode of the Four Corners.
A total of 242 people have been killed in truck related accidents and they believe most could have been avoided. Where is the Chain of Responsibility and it is good to see that organisations are being reprimanded for their failure abide by safety regulations.
This is a useful website for fact sheets and statistics in relation to gender diversity and equality. You are able to filter the information into categories, specific fields of works (construction, hospitality) and date ranges.
I find this site interesting as when I started in field based civil engineering I was the only female completing this works in the FNQ district and my closest counterpart was in Rockhampton.
Why do I think this is relevant to OHS? I believe the management skills and abilities of the different genders are addressed and approached differently and even though women are a minority within construction sites and other areas we are able to still succeed in management position.
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I loved this clip as I have seen similar happenings on site myself. Lack of responsibility and understanding within the work crews themselves of the importance of safety management in a major factor within the construction industry.
This article outlines the changes with education and employment pertaining to gender equity. Particularly interesting the fact that over the last decade women are completing Year 12 studies and furthering their education. Would tie back to the glass ceiling effect - to enable employment and gender equity in the workplace women are generally required to further their education to be able to benchmark to the higher positions.
This is a great organisation that raises awareness of suicide within the construction industry. It delivers training to staff to recognise and assist where their workmates may be suffering mental health issues that may lead to suicide.
With all the modern technology in this world we are still using manpower to change a light bulb on a 1700 foot tower. Would have loved to be involved in the risk assessments leading into this activity and would hate to think what the ramifications were if they forgot or dropped the replacement light bulbs.
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