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Storage and Warehousing

Hazardous manual handling in grocery wholesaleDid you know workers in warehousing have a higher than average chance of being seriously injured at work?

Almost 70% of these injuries are caused by hazardous manual handling and slips, trips and falls.

In your industry alone, by the end of September, more than $3 million had been paid on workplace injury claims made in 2010-11. Overall, the average total claims cost is estimated to be $57,000 per claim.

You will find information on how to identify hazards and control risks on this page. Other guidance that may help you includes:

You may also find the following information helpful:

  • Maintenance and repair - controlling risks during maintenance and repair, including guidance, checklists and sticker templates
  • Slips, trips and falls - includes a comprehensive checklist to help you control the risks associated with slips, trips and falls

Further information: If you have any questions or need further advice, contact the WorkSafe advisory service.

Your health and safety guide to

Storage and Warehousing

Your health and safety guide to Storage and Warehousing
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