The Master Painter Australia - April 2016 Vol. 1 - Page 10

THE MASTER PAINTER AUSTRALIA 010 M A S T E R PA I N T E R S A U S T R A L I A 100 Years Young Wo in the Making need special treatm REPORTER: Joe Bloggs “painting a brighter future” EMAIL: joe.bloggs@domainname.com Ensuring all new workers are familiar with health and safety arrangements on your construction site is critical, but young workers in particular require special treatment. Workers aged 15 to 25 have a 75 per cent greater chance of being hurt, and in NSW 15 people in this age group are injured every day, with building sites one of the highest-risk workplaces. Typical injuries include cuts, lacerations, bruises, contusions, punctures and fractures. Young construction workers are also more likely to experience manual handling injuries, such as sprains, strains and tears, from incorrect lifting or moving heavy or awkward objects. Falls from height are another major risk and building sites usually have numerous pitfalls such as ladders, floor openings, roofs, scaffolds and stairs. Young construction workers are also more likely to experience manual handling injuries, such as sprains, strains and tears, from incorrect lifting or moving heavy or awkward objects. Falls from height are another major risk and building sites usually have numerous pitfalls such as ladders, floor openings, roofs Workers aged 15 to 25 have a 75 per cent greater chance of being The Master Painters (1913 Convention, in Sydney, was attended by the following: hurt, in NSW people in (VIC), this T.age group(VIC). are injured every day, Back row: J. Perrott (NSW), E Quartly (NSW), J. G. and Wagstaff (SA), J. 15 W. Clarebrough H. Colenso with building of the highest-risk workplaces. Typical Back row: J. S. MAXWELL (QLD), J. C. Beeler (VIC), B. J. Gricesites (NSW),one A. Blanden (SA), R. S. Exton (QLD). injuries include cuts, lacerations, bruises, contusions, punctures New South Wales association members held the view that a national conference should be implemented in Australia, particularly with similar national conferences proving to be so successful in many other parts of the world. The New South Wales association believed that the agenda for the conference should not be limited to labour problems, but should be open to trade practice and customs to benefit the wider Australian painting industry. The Victorian branch of Master Painters was very enthusiastic, backing the idea of a national conference to the fullest. South Australia Master Painters were also enthusiastic, with their Secretary Mr Wagstaff suggesting that the conference should be an annual fixture, attended by two delegates from each state, with New South Wales (as the senior state) responsible for making preliminary arrangements. When the first national Master Painters conference opened in May 1913, the delegates present were: James Perrott and, E. Quartly (NSW); J.G Wagstaff and A. Bland (SA); J.W Clarebrough, T.H Colenso and J.C Beeler (VIC); J.S Maxell and R.S Exton (QLD); and B.J Grice (NSW) who was elected President. Young construction workers are also more likely to experience The conference was manual handling injuries, such as sprains, strains and tears, from opened by the Lord incorrect lifting or moving heavy or awkward objects. Falls from Mayor of Sydney, who height are another major risk and building sites usually have was very proud of the numerous pitfalls such as ladders, floor openings, roofs, scaffolds new town organ, andhall stairs. and the conference One reason why young workers are more vulnerable is they are less spent the afternoon listening to a special recital. Young Workers need special treatment to keep them safe The first national Master Painters conference was a huge Young construction workers are also more likely to experience success, with a strong manual handling injuries, such as sprains, strains and tears, foundation laid for the from incorrect lifting or moving heavy or awkward objects. Falls future of Australian from height are another major risk and building sites usually painting. It was at this pitfalls first national that the have numerous such asconference ladders, floor openings, roofs, Australia Federal Council of Master Painters was created. scaffolds and stairs. With the creation the Australia Federal Council, the English Coat of Arms was adapted to form the Australian Coat of Arms. B