Manufacturing

Photo courtesy of L&I. Avoid awkward stances. Reposition items so that you can work on them with your shoulders relaxed and your elbows near your sides

Avoid awkward stances. Reposition items so that you can work on them with your shoulders relaxed and your elbows near your sides.

Photo courtesy of L&I.

Food, clothes, chemicals, and furniture are just a few products processed by manufacturing workers. With the wide range of products processed workers in the manufacturing industry can be exposed to hazards such as the following:

  • Awkward lifting.
  • Chemicals.
  • Mechanical moving and rotating parts.
  • Moving equipment (forklifts, gantry cranes).

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  • Confined spaces.
  • Flying or falling objects.
  • Inhalation (vapors, fumes).
  • Long work hours.
  • Loud noises.
  • Overexertion.
  • Sharp objects.
  • Slips, trips, and falls.
  • Sprains and strains.

These hazards can result in serious injuries or even death.

Information provided in this topic page can help employers and employees identify and evaluate existing and foreseeable safety and health hazards. It also provides resources to help with training, prevention methods, and the development and implementation of a required written safety and health accident prevention program (APP).

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