Safety impacts of alcohol and other drugs in construction

Biggs, Herbert C. (2016) Safety impacts of alcohol and other drugs in construction. In Queensland Construction Work Health Forum 2016, 1 Mar 2016, Brisbane, Qld. (Unpublished)


Estimated 638,400 persons suffered a work-related injury or illness in 2009-2010 and 337 lost their lives as a result in 2009-2010. In 2013-2014, there were 186 fatalities with 29 (16%) occurring in construction.

Very little is known about what proportion of accidents are directly attributable to the effects of AOD.

Anecdotal evidence highlights issues of AOD and its association with safety risk on construction sites.

Research Objective:

• To scientifically evaluate the relationship between the use of AOD and the safety impacts within the Australian construction industry to engender a cultural change in the workforce

• A nationally consistent and collaborative approach involving government, employers and employees, unions and other key industry stakeholders

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ID Code: 93444
Item Type: Conference Item (Presentation)
Refereed: No
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 2016 The Author(s)
Deposited On: 07 Mar 2016 02:17
Last Modified: 02 Sep 2016 03:42

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