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



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