Lend Lease's woeful attitude to OHS has been a recurring theme this year: from the fires and failed evacuations at Barangaroo in Sydney, to serious fall injuries to having to kick up a stink to get handrails at Bendigo Hospital.
Now come two more stuff ups that could have resulted in serious tragedy.
For many, the festive season is best enjoyed with a drink in hand. Nothing wrong with that but it is important to enjoy alcohol safely.
Alcohol is involved in around one-third of all road deaths. The amount that a person can drink before being over the legal limit varies widely. The safest bet is to not drive at all if you’ve had a drink.
However, if you choose to drink, here are some tips for staying below .05:
For most adults, drinking less than 2 standard drinks will keep you below .05.
Eating before you drink slows the absorption of alcohol but will not alter your blood-alcohol level. In other words, you might not feel pissed but you could still blow over.
Drink slowly and don’t allow your drinks to be topped up, as you’ll lose track of how many you’ve had
It takes a healthy liver at least 1 hour to break down a standard drink, so you can still be over the limit after sleeping. If you drink 5 standard drinks it will take approximately 5 hours to be back at .00