Worksafe WA supermarket visits

slippery, safety, WHS, OHS, wet WorkSafe Western Australia is conducting a proactive inspection campaign focusing on manual tasks in WA supermarkets and grocery stores, with a view to reducing injuries within the industry.

The campaign will involve WorkSafe WA inspectors visiting stores to identify manual task and other safety and health risks and provide employers with information on how to comply with occupational safety and health requirements.

A newsletter has been developed to provide information on how to best to identify and manage the risks to minimise workplace injuries and comply with occupational safety and health legislation and should be read in conjunction with the Code of practice Manual tasks (the Code).

The newsletter can be found here.

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