August is Tradies National Health Month.
MOccupational health is very important for employees who work in the trade industry, as all trades are physically demanding and the risk of various injuries in the workplace is high. Tradies National Health Month, as advocated by the Australian Physiotherapy Association:
“raises awareness of the health and injury risks affecting those who work in trade occupations—among tradies themselves, their families, employers and the wider community. With statistics showing almost 3 in 5 serious workplace injuries involve a tradie—despite making up only 30 per cent of the workforce—tradies' health must be everyone's priority.”