These are the most common injuries and hazards for people working in the wood manufacturing industry, as shown by injury claims. The wood manufacturing industry includes log sawmilling, resawn and dressed timber, and wood products such as furniture, doors, structural fittings and joinery.
WorkSafe expects employers to have safety solutions in place to protect workers from the most common sources of injury.
Hazards and Solutions
- Hazard 1 Kickback jams knots and foreign objects in timber
- Hazard 2 Lifting and carrying
- Hazard 3 Noise
- Hazard 4 Slips trips and falls
- Hazard 5 Using machinery and equipment