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Max People Blog

Introducing you to Max People's very own blog! Keeping you up to date on things construction related (but we cover some non-construction related fun stuff too!)

Stress-in-construction

4 July 2019

Toolbox Talk - Stress

Everyone suffers from a degree of stress whether is personal or professional - it does not matter what stresses you out as different people are impacted by different things.

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Construction-ppe

25 June 2019

Toolbox Talk - PPE (Personal Protective Equipment)

None of us wake up in the mornings and plan to get injured or even worse killed at work but the reality is that millions of construction personnel have unfortunately and tragically lost their lives on site.

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Toolbox-talk

17 June 2019

Toolbox Talk - Eye Injuries

Do not underestimate the fragility of our eyes, they are sensitive and must be looked after. There are so many injuries especially on a construction site that could result in harm to our eyes even when wearing safety glasses/ Check out this week's Toolbox Talk on eye injuries and protection.

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Toolbox_talk

14 June 2019

Toolbox Talk - Intestinal Fortitude (Go with your gut!)

‘Intestinal fortitude’ is having the courage to speak up and to act when something doesn’t feel safe or right to you which is so important especially on construction sites.

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Construction_steel

7 June 2019

Why timber stacks up in the construction climate change emergency

The construction industry could pioneer a radical initiative that would significantly reduce carbon emissions that would not involve additional costs. Coincidentally, this pioneering initiative was always there before our eyes – we just couldn’t see the wood from the trees, literally!

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Health_and_safety

4 June 2019

Toolbox Talk - Hazard Reporting

Is hazard reporting really all that important? What are the impacts of not reporting a hazard and making an assumption that everyone on site knows about it? Approx 50 construction workers are killed in work related accidents every year in New Zealand and many more seriously injured. Don't underestimate the potentially 'life saving' benefits of reporting all hazards on site.

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