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Top Risks in Food & Beverage Wholesale Distribution

Discover the top risks in Food & Beverage Wholesale Distribution and connect to resources for worker health and safety

To gain a deeper insight into the top health and safety concerns in Food & Beverage Wholesale Distribution, Workplace Safety & Prevention Services (WSPS) facilitated a risk assessment workshop engaging workers and supervisors in this high-risk industry. Employing Ministry of Labor, Immigration, Training and Skills Development (MLITSD) risk assessment methodology, industry experts identified the leading risks in the sector and are working collaboratively with OHS facilitators and stakeholders to propose solutions to protect workers.

Top 10 Health & Safety Risks in Food & Beverage Wholesale Distribution

  1. Musculoskeletal Disorders – manual material handling (including when consolidating trailers)
  2. Employee behavior – low risk perception
  3. Slips, Trips and Falls
  4. Struck Against Racking – head impacts on racking
  5. Pedestrian Safety (indoor) – struck by material handling equipment
  6. Fatigue and Stress
  7. Temporary Workers – 3rd party agency employees
  8. Motor Vehicle Incidents – during transportation of goods
  9. Moving Pallets in and out of racking
  10. Powered Material Handling Equipment Collisions – with fixed structures/objects

Food and Beverage Wholesale Distribution industry ranks its top ten risks

Food and beverage wholesale distribution employers came together to gain a deeper understanding of the OHS risks they face. Find out what they learned.

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Infographic | Top 10 Health & Safety Risks in Food & Beverage Wholesale Distribution

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Food & Beverage Wholesale Distribution Risk Assessment Results

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Manage Risks in Food & Beverage Wholesale Distribution

Workplace Safety & Prevention Services (WSPS) and the Food & Beverage Wholesale Distribution industry are working hand in hand to develop solutions that address the top risks in this sector.

Toolkit | Wholesale Food & Beverage Common Hazards and Solutions – Access current resources and best practices to mitigate the top risks in Wholesale Food & Beverage Distribution.

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