Workplace Health and Safety Queensland (WHSQ) has released a new interactive online program for the metals sector of the manufacturing industry aimed at helping these employers achieve a safe workplace.


A majority of workplace injuries in the manufacturing industry are contributed to the metals sector as workers are exposed to potential injury when lifting and/or moving items as well as working in a poorly designed workplace.


WHSQ have developed Metal fabrication, Improving safety through layout and design to help employers modify the layout and design of a work area and manufacturing processes. Users can enter ‘The factory’, which is an interactive design that features information and topics relevant to the industry as well as photos and the ability to modify the design to make it safer.


Information on how to improve the workplace, prevent injuries and keep insurance premiums down is here.