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Top Risks in Food Manufacturing & Root Cause Analysis

Learn about the top risks in food manufacturing and access risk assessment resources to develop solutions for worker health and safety

Workplace Safety & Prevention Services (WSPS), with support from the Ministry of Labor, Immigration, Training and Skills Development (MLITSD), engaged industry leaders, workers, supervisors and experts in Food Manufacturing Risk Assessment (FMRA) workshops to identify the top health and safety hazards in food manufacturing and propose solutions for worker protection.

Top 10 Health & 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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FMRA Workshop: Leaders provide insight

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FMRA Workshop & Research Methodology

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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.

Toolkit | Get access to current resources and workplace best practices that address the top 10 risks in food manufacturing.

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