Workplace Health and Safety in the Manufacturing Industry
The manufacturing industry is considered one of Australia’s largest, employing over 980 000 workers making up 9% of Australia’s entire workforce.
Over 93% of its workers are covered for workers compensation. The most common issues experienced in this industry include:
- Muscular stress,
- Being hit by moving objects
- Falls, trips and slips
- Vehicle and mechanical accidents
- Exposure to chemicals and hazards