The Dangers of Home DIY

Date Posted:25 September 2015 

A 10 year study in Victoria found you are 9x more likely to be injured at home than at work resulting in a emergency or hospital admission. A 10 year study in Victoria found you are 9x more likely to be injured at home than at work resulting in a emergency or hospital admission.

DIY Hazards at Home - Part 1

A 10 year study in Victoria found you are 9x more likely to be injured at home than at work resulting in a emergency or hospital admission. This has been largely attributed to the rising popularity of DIY with television shows such as Channel 9's 'The Block'.

PPE Safety

Source - Paramount Safety - www.paramountsafety.com.au

Read PART 2 of The Dangers of Home DIY here

References -
Unintentional (Accidental) Hospital-Treated Injury (Victoria, 2011)
Do-It-Yourself Jobs: Information for the Home Handyman
Do-It-Yourself Jobs: Information for Workplace Managers
2012 National DIY Safety Report by 3M Tekk Protection

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