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Report: Health and safety perceptions in the 

manufacturing industry

Thursday, 19th March, 2015, by Alanna Furlan
In today's Health & Safety Bulletin:
  • Key findings of the manufacturing industry report
Dear Reader,
You might recall that last week’s Health & Safety Bulletin mentioned the two reports that have been released so far by Safe Work Australia. These reports are part of a series addressing health and safety perceptions of workers and employers in certain high-risk industries.  

Last Thursday's bulletin examined the key findings in the construction industry report, while today’s bulletin addresses the key findings in a similar report on the manufacturing industry.

Manufacturing industry report – key findings
Workers in this industry are most commonly exposed to:
  • airborne hazards;
  • noise; and
  • vibration.
The report also found that larger manufacturing businesses are more likely to adopt health and safety practices compared with smaller businesses.

The positives
Over 80% of employers in the manufacturing industry reported they:
  • have a health and safety policy;
  • have procedures for reporting health and safety injuries and illnesses;
  • provide their workers with health and safety training; and
  • have procedures in place to control hazards.
This is a higher proportion of employers compared with other high-risk industries.
Other encouraging findings of the report include:
  • most workers and employers believe there is good communication of health and safety issues, and have generally positive attitudes about steps being taken to improve workplace safety; and
  • the vast majority of workers reported following correct health and safety procedures, such as wearing personal protective equipment.
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The negatives
The following findings reveal a concerning trend in the manufacturing industry:
  • around 14% of employers said that corrective action is not always taken when health and safety issues are raised;
  • about 13% of employers and 30% of workers believe that risks are unavoidable in the workplace;
  • around 14% of workers who were exposed to hazards reported no control measures for those hazards; and
  • a small proportion of workers and employers admitted to occasionally accepting risk-taking due to time pressures.
If your business is part of the manufacturing industry, it’s a good idea to download and read the full report.
See you next week,

Alanna Furlan
Editor
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