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Improved Union Health Focus for Top End Construction Workers

Construction workers in the Top End operate in a tough work environment which at times impacts upon both their physical and psychological health. Unions NT Secretary Adam Lampe today announced the appointment of Sue Earle as a new project officer to assist NT construction workers achieve improved health outcomes.

“Lifestyle choices like diet, smoking, drug and alcohol use, stress, depression, and accessing medical and health services, particularly GPs, impact upon workers and their families.  Unions NT saw the need to work with workers in the construction industry to improve the choices being made, and so have partnered with the NT Government to provide this Healthy Worker Program".

Sue Earle commences with Unions NT during January 2012 and will liaise closely with unions, employers and workers in the Darwin and Palmerston areas of the building and construction industry to identify specific health factors, strategies, relevant health surveillance and services to improve health outcomes for those who participate.

Sue brings a wealth of experience and qualifications to the job, which will be valuable to the position and the project.  She has an education and health promotion background and has worked in the NT, and internationally for more than two decades.

Unions NT is keen to secure sustainable positive health outcomes for those people that build not only our houses, but also our commercial and community infrastructure that creates our unique tropical lifestyle, said Mr Lampe.

For further information contact Adam Lampe, Heinz Schmitt or Mark Crossin at Unions NT on 8941 0001. To register your interest in the Healthy Worker Project, please email healthyworker@iinet.net.au

Published: 21 Dec 2011

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