Risk management and injury prevention : competencies, behaviours, and attitudes to safety in the construction industry

Biggs, Herbert C., Sheahan, Vaughn L., & Dinsdag, Donald P. (2007) Risk management and injury prevention : competencies, behaviours, and attitudes to safety in the construction industry. Australian Journal of Rehabilitation Counselling, 13(2), pp. 63-67.

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Abstract

Work in the Australian construction industry is fraught with risk and the potential for serious harm. The industry is consistently placed within the three most hazardous industries to work along with other industries such as mining and transport (National Occupational Health and Safety Commission, 2003). In the 2001 to 2002 period, construction work killed 39 people and injured 13,250 more. Hence, more effort is required to reduce the injury rate and maximise the value of the rehabilitation/back-to-work process.

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ID Code: 53094
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Additional Information: Originally presented at the National Injury Management and Prevention Conference: Transition and Change, on April 27, 2006, which was held at the Hyatt Regency, Adelaide, South Australia. Reprinted with the permission of the authors.
DOI: 10.1375/jrc.13.2.63
ISSN: 1323-8922
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Centre for Accident Research & Road Safety - Qld (CARRS-Q)
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Current > Schools > School of Psychology & Counselling
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2007 Australian Academic Press
Deposited On: 13 Aug 2012 22:29
Last Modified: 02 Sep 2016 03:43

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