Light Manufacturing

Light manufacturing
Working in the light manufacturing industry involves activities such as cabinet making, furniture making and sheet metal work. Each year, this industry takes up a large proportion of serious workplace injuries.

Be aware!

17.6%

of work-related injuries in this industry happened to young workers who are between the ages of 15 and 24.

Top incident causing injuries were from:

Being hit by moving objects
0%
Being trapped by moving machinery and equipment
0%
Slips, trips and falls
0%
Hitting moving objects
0%
Contact with hot objects
0%
Muscular stress
0%
Hitting stationary objects
0%
Being hit by falling objects
0%
Falling from height
0%

Other hazardous areas to look out for:

Working with forklift

Electrical safety

Noise

Contact with a chemical or hazardous substance

Source: WorkCover WA (2020). Workers’ compensation Western Australian claims data 2014-15 to 2018-19

Note: Calculation based on a five-year total from 2014-15 to 2018-19. Based on the percentage of all incidents, the combination of all injuries is not equal to 100%

Injuries are measured by number of LTI/Ds (1+days/shifts lost)

SmartMove light manufacturing industry is classified under ANZSIC 2006 –groups and classes: 133, 134, 135, 181, 182, 183, 191, 224, 241, 242, 245, 246, 251, 259, 2391, 2392, 2394

There are many ways to protect yourself and be safe in this industry.

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