Hazardous manual handling solutions in the textile industry

How to reduce or eliminate the workplace health and safety risks in the textiles industry.
Last updated

Jun 2017

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PDF, 2.44 MB

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27 pages

What it contains

Workers in the textiles industry can be injured when lifting, pushing, pulling and completing repetitive manual handling tasks. This document outlines common risk factors and how employers can develop risk control solutions for a range of tasks, such as:

  • loading and unloading containers
  • packing, lifting, loading and moving objects
  • loading, unloading and threading machines above shoulder height
  • bending while loading and unloading machines
  • handling fabric, drums, full beams, trolleys and containers of liquid
  • storing rolls of cloth at low and high levels
  • inspecting fabric

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