• Chris Alderson
    24
    Hello everyone - we have a dirty secret in Construction which is that it is very hard to find a construction worker or tradie who isn't coping with some sort of chronic muscular skeletal pain. Our young people are being made old faster than nature intended!

    We have launched a whole lot of free tools and resources that I'm hoping our health and safety community will engage with and contribute to over the coming months and years.
    Its called Work Should Not Hurt and is available here

    https://www.chasnz.org/wsnh/work-should-not-hurt

    The infographic tool should be useful to everyone in helping analyse and communicate the extent of the problem. https://www.chasnz.org/wsnh/understand-your-trades-injury-data

    Also a facebook page to share tools, techniques and resources.

    https://www.facebook.com/workshouldnothurt
  • Steve H
    265
    True Chris, spent a bit of time on building sites and seen lot's of guys worn out and broken before they are particularly old.The resources that you've linked to are a start, but lots of conversation needs to be had about doing things smarter, rather than handraulically.

    The points about van layout are well made, while we were roaming around testing and tagging, about 30% of our workload included tradies and their gear in vans and site huts- the better laid out ones were a joy to do, the dump and run brigade, yeah nah, no so much.
  • Sarah Bond
    58
    Hi Chris,

    I've sent this out to all my clients and have already had positive feedback and some good conversations about it.

    Big thanks to the team that took the time to put it together.

    SB
  • Stace
    3
    Some excellent info, stats and tools here. Well done!
  • Robert Powell
    21
    Great stuff Chris, I look forward to digging into it
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