Safety Impacts of Alcohol and Other Drugs in Construction

  • Research program: Harm reduction policy and strategies
  • Project status: Completed
  • Start date: October 2010
  • Expected end date: October 2012
  • Completion date: August 2013
  • Funded by: University of Queensland, ARC Linkage Project
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While it is estimated that 621,300 persons suffer work related injury each year in Australia, very little is known about what proportion of such accidents are directly attributed to the effects of alcohol or other drugs, particularly within the construction industry. This project aims to enhance the safety of all workers in the Australian building and infastructure workforce, by firstly gaining a greater understanding into the effects interventions to improve safety outcomes within the industry. A change in culture towards improving safety, in the industry, through a nationally collaborative effort is the expected outcome.

Name & Contact Details Role Research Program Location
  • Principal Investigator: Herbert Biggs, Queensland University of Technology
  • Chief Investigator: Jeremy Davey, Queensland University of Technology
  • Chief Investigator: James Freeman, Queensland University of Technology
  • Chief Investigator: David Austin, Swinburne University of Technology
  • Chief Investigator: Britt Klein, Swinburne University of Technology
  • Chief Investigator: Ioni Lewis, Swinburne University of Technology

Allsop, S. (2015). NDRI contributes to new drug and alcohol tool for construction industry. SBEnrc website. safeconstruction.org.au. [O] View web page