This month, we asked the industry decision-makers, ‘What more can the industry be doing to ensure the safety of workers on infrastructure projects?’
Workers in construction are commonly subjected to risk of eye injury from processes such as cutting, drilling, or grinding, or because of environmental conditions onsite, including exposure to sun, dust, or chemicals.
As Victorians saw a modest easing of restrictions from midnight of Friday 17 September as the state reached its 70 per cent first dose vaccination target, the construction industry started the week today under some new restrictions.
Eligible authorised workers in western and south-western Sydney local government areas (LGAs) have been offered priority COVID-19 vaccination from today at selected NSW Health vaccination clinics between August 16 and 22.
The Australian Constructors Association, Engineers Australia, National Precast and Australian flexible Pavement Association have welcomed the easing of restrictions on construction activity across Greater Sydney.
Sydney's construction restrictions will be eased from Wednesday but workers from the city's hardest-hit local government areas (LGAs) must be vaccinated before they're allowed on-site.