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Top Risks in Food Manufacturing & Root Cause Analysis

Learn about the top risks in food manufacturing and access resources 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 (Focus of Root Cause Analysis)
  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

White Paper | Industry Insiders Identify Top Health & Safety Risks and Opportunities in Food Manufacturing

Delve into the findings of the Root Cause Analysis (RCA) workshop to learn about top health and safety risks and opportunities in the food manufacturing industry

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Technical Paper | Food Manufacturing Root Cause Analysis Inadequate Lockout/Tag Out

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Top 10 Root Causes of Inadequate Lockout/Tag out in Food Manufacturing

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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.

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

Toolkit | Food Manufacturing Common Hazards & Solutions Get access to current resources and workplace best practices to address the top 10 risks in food manufacturing.

Toolkit | Food Manufacturing Root Cause Analysis Inadequate Lockout/Tag Out Get current resources to address inadequate lockout/tag out in food manufacturing.

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