Tradies National Health Month aims to raise awareness of the risks posed to those who work in trade occupations – among individuals, their families, employers and the wider community.
While we’ve seen improvements, Australia’s trade industry continues to have among the highest health and safety issues of any sector as showcased in this health ‘snapshot’ prepared by the Australian Physiotherapy Association. Time off work due to poor health and injury has a significant impact on business, communities, the health system and the economy—and this impact will grow if we don’t take steps to change behaviour.
This year we are calling on employers—as well as tradies and physiotherapists— to get behind Tradies National Health Month and spread the message from the top down. The APA is urging employers and unions of trade occupations to prioritise their employees’ health now and into the future.
Tradies’ health must be everyone’s priority—this month, all employers, physiotherapists and tradies have the chance to get involved. Find out how.