These are the most common injuries and hazards for people working in the shearing services industry, as shown by injury claims. This includes alpaca, goat and sheep shearing.
WorkSafe expects employers to have safety solutions in place to protect workers from the most common sources of injury.
Hazards and Solutions
- Hazard 1 Handling animals
- Hazard 2 Heavy lifting (eg wool fleece and bales)
- Hazard 3 Noise
- Hazard 4 Using machinery and shearing equipment
- Hazard 5 Wet slippery and uneven ground