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.