Tradie National Health Month is nearing an end, get checked!

August 28 2014   09 AM  

Tradies National Health Month is almost coming to an end. Daily physical labour does not equal fitness.

Here are some scary stats for tradies:

  • One-in-five workplace injuries are sustained by tradies
  • A recent study by Work Health Victoria found 33% of males working in the construction industry were more likely to have high blood pressure and 45% more likely to develop cardiovascular disease.
  • Also, body stressing accounted for 34% of all work related injury claims, with muscular stress, while handling a range of materials and equipment, being the major cause.

Before the month ends, make sure you learn how to prevent injuries AND get your wounds checked.