The manufacturing industry is designated as a priority industry for work health and safety in the 2012-22 Australian Work Health and Safety Strategy due to the high number and rate of work-related injuries and illnesses and inherent risks associated with working in the industry.
The report Work Health and Safety Perceptions: Manufacturing Industry is now available for download. This report is one of a series produced by Safe Work Australia on priority industries.
The report summarises research findings for the manufacturing industry from several existing Safe Work Australia data sources. The report presents areas where the manufacturing industry is doing well and areas for improvement. It focuses on:
- self-reported exposure to hazards and workplace control measures
- self-reported work health and safety activities undertaken in manufacturing
- workplaces work health and safety perceptions and attitudes that may act as barriers and enablers to work health and safety.
The perceptions of both manufacturing workers and manufacturing employers are included.
This research report was written to inform the development of policies in relation to work health and safety in the Manufacturing industry. The views and conclusions expressed in this report do not necessarily reflect the views of Safe Work Australia members.
Details about the Work Health and Safety Perceptions: Manufacturing Industry report is available on the Safe Work Australia website.
Source: Safe Work Australia, 27 Feb 2015