What's stressing Australia's construction managers?

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Construction project managers in Australia are under a tremendous amount of work-related stress, which is affecting their mental health as well as the ability to perform their jobs. With the increase in accidents, accident-prone events and the looming threats of lawsuits, it is a very stressful environment trying to maintain all the standards set.  According to a new study conducted by Bond University, respondents from the construction industry blamed work-related pressures for their stress levels while workers from other business segments attributed their stress to non-work issues.

Calling for a systemic and management change from top to bottom within the Australian construction industry, report author professor Alan Patching observed that failure to act on the issue could result in consequences including suicide.

Period17 Jan 2020

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  • TitleWhat's stressing Australia's construction managers?
    Degree of recognitionNational
    Media name/outletSydney Build Expo
    Media typeWeb
    CountryAustralia
    Date17/01/20
    DescriptionConstruction project managers in Australia are under a tremendous amount of work-related stress, which is affecting their mental health as well as the ability to perform their jobs. With the increase in accidents, accident-prone events and the looming threats of lawsuits, it is a very stressful environment trying to maintain all the standards set. According to a new study conducted by Bond University, respondents from the construction industry blamed work-related pressures for their stress levels while workers from other business segments attributed their stress to non-work issues.

    Calling for a systemic and management change from top to bottom within the Australian construction industry, report author professor Alan Patching observed that failure to act on the issue could result in consequences including suicide.
    Producer/AuthorBranko Miletic
    PersonsAlan Patching