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Top Risks in Food Manufacturing & Root Cause Analysis

Learn about our collaborative Food Manufacturing Risk Assessment Workshop and research methodology

Food manufacturing industry workers in a processing plant

Workplace Safety & Prevention Services (WSPS) has engaged industry leaders, workers, supervisors and experts in workshops to identify the top health and safety hazards in food manufacturing and propose solutions for worker protection.

Top10 Health and Safety Risks in Food Manufacturing

  1. Inadequate or improper lockout/tag out of equipment
  2. Mobile equipment incidents
  3. Bypassing safeguarding on equipment
  4. Slips, trips, and falls
  5. Inadequate safeguarding of equipment
  6. Loading/unloading trailers
  7. Musculoskeletal disorder
  8. Electric rider pallet truck incidents
  9. Struck by mobile equipment
  10. Temporary workers

Top 10 Risks in Food Manufacturing Infographic

Download a free infographic highlighting the top 10 risks in food manufacturing as identified by Ontario supervisors and employers from the industry during a risk assessment workshop.

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Manage Risks in Food Manufacturing

Workplace Safety & Prevention Services (WSPS) and the Food Manufacturing Industry are working together to develop solutions that address the top risks in this sector.

Root Cause Analysis Workshop uncovered the contributing factors to inadequate lockout and recommended controls for top primary causes that creates the basis for safer working conditions for all involved.

Download an info sheet that connects you to current resources and workplace best practices that address the top 10 risks in food manufacturing.

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