Common hazards and risks in manufacturing:

  • injuries from dangerous machinery and equipment (plant)
  • strain from repetitive tasks, such as production line work
  • exposure to dangerous goods or hazardous substances
  • injuries from lifting, pushing and pulling heavy loads
  • handling heavy tools and equipment
  • being hit by moving objects, like forklifts
  • noisy machinery
  • slips, trips and falls


Risk management process

  1. Find the hazards in your workplace.
  2. Assess the risks associated with those hazards. You don’t have to do a formal risk assessment if there is already information about the risk and how to control it.
  3. Control the risks.
  4. Monitor and review your risk controls. Revise the controls if they are not working.

Employees Duties

Examples of employee duties:

  • Take reasonable care for your health and safety in the workplace. You must also take reasonable care for the health and safety of others who may be affected by what you do or don’t do.
  • Cooperate with your employer about any action they take to comply with the OHS Act or Regulations. For example, use equipment properly, follow safe work policies and procedures and attend training.
  • Don’t intentionally or recklessly interfere with or misuse anything at the workplace to support health, safety and welfare.
On Top

Manufacturing Articles

Explore the good life with Australian Workplace Safety

Leave us a message