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SafeWork inspection program looks at machine safety in the manufacturing industry

Oct 6th 2022

SafeWork inspection program looks at machine safety in the manufacturing industry

SafeWork NSW is conducting an inspection program in the manufacturing industry in the Sydney metropolitan area to ensure the safety of machinery operators.

SafeWork Executive Director Compliance and Dispute Resolution Matt Press said a man in his 20s died in an incident involving machinery at a Riverstone recycling centre in July.

“Sixty-five per cent of all injuries resulting in a major workers compensation claim involved machinery between 2017 and 2021, with data indicating that young, labour hire and culturally and linguistically diverse workers are at greater risk,” Mr Press said.

“SafeWork Inspectors will be not only ensuring compliance with safety regulations but educating business owners on what to do to protect vulnerable workers.”

SafeWork says machinery incidents are among the manufacturing industry's top causes of deaths and injuries.

To read the full story, go to the SafeWork NSW website.

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