The manufacturing industry in Australia covers many diverse operations, including those in:
- food and beverage;
- textiles, leather, clothing and footwear;
- wood paper and pulp products; and
- chemicals (including fertilisers, pesticides, pharmaceutical, medicinal, cleaning products, toiletries, cosmetics, photographic and explosive)
- metals and plastics, machinery, equipment and furniture.
The hazard within these industries are significant and account for the manufacturing sector having one of the highest serious injury rates of all sectors. The main hazards are being hit by objects both falling and moving such as dropped product or moving forklifts, being caught in or by plant and equipment resulting in crush and amputations and the chronic conditions related to chemical exposure and hearing loss due to noise.
At Safety Management Solutions, we can assist in all areas of your manufacturing operations to protect workers, reduce injury and exposure to hazards and to increase profitability through reducing down time and worker’s compensation costs.
Contact us today to discuss how we can assist with plant and equipment risk, chemicals risks, manual handling, cranes, lifting, mobile plant, traffic management, welding and hot work processes etc.