Agriculture: Vegetable growing
These are the most common injuries and hazards for people working in the vegetable growing industry (excluding mushroom growing), as shown by injury claims.
WorkSafe expects employers to have safety solutions in place to protect workers from the most common sources of injury.
Hazards and Solutions
- Hazard 1 Manual handling (eg lifting produce buckets loading trays pushing and pulling trolleys pruning)
- Hazard 2 Noise
- Hazard 3 Using tools and equipment
- Hazard 4 Using tractors and other plant
- Hazard 5 Wet slippery and uneven ground