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Food Manufacturer's: Hazards, Risks and Solutions There are many hazards found within the food manufacturing sector, and it can be daunting to easily find solutions to these challenges. Without a solid understanding of the dos and don'ts, and best practices, these hazards can present significant risks in the workplace. Workplace Safety & Prevention Services (WSPS) and the Food Manufacturing Sector are working together to develop solutions that address the top risks in the sector. This tool kit is the first step in consolidating current resources and workplace best practices. Top 10 Risks in the Food Manufacturing Sector Inadequate Lockout/Tagout Loading and Unloading Trailers Working with Mobile Equipment Ergonomics and Material Handling Bypassing Safeguarding (Riding) Electric Pallet Trucks Slips, Trips and Falls Pedestrians Struck by Mobile Equipment Lack of Safeguarding Temporary Workers Within these top 10 risks, there are 5 common topics. Within each topic, we have provided links to associated WSPS resources, many of which are free! You can also visit our Resource Hub or connect with our on-call duty consultant if you have additional questions. Topics and Links to Resources Machine Safeguarding and Lockout/Tagout Challenge Workers can be exposed to significant hazards when machines are not properly safeguarded during operation or locked out during maintenance activities. Exposure to these hazards can result in serious injuries such as amputation of limbs or death, and costly liabilities for employers. Improper lockout/tagout may result in contact with objects and equipment driven by hazardous energy. For lockout to be effective, a clear, well-defined lockout program supported by a documented lockout procedure, proper training, and supervision, is essential. Hazard prevention programs should include a review of your machine guarding, pre-shift inspections, equipment specific lockout procedures, and ongoing measurement of program effectiveness. They should also clearly outline responsibilities and refer to any applicable legislation and standards. Resources Machine Safety Resource Hub Machine Safety and Lockout Program Consulting Machine Safety Training Lockout Safety Resource Hub Lockout Training Nip point incident offers 6 lessons for workplaces Job Aid - Robots Safety Check: Meat Band Saw Safety Inspecting Robot Systems: 7 Ways to Boost JHSC Performance 6 Things You Need to Know About PSRs Guideline For Pre-Start H&S Reviews (MLITSD)

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