Supervisors and risk management – A case study of safety in manufacturing industry.
In a three year study, Workplace Health and Safety Queensland explored the influence of supervisors on an organizations work health and safety in manufacturing industry. With a focus on musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs, or sprains and strains) prevention and management, the study looked at:
- the role of supervisors in the early identification and management of hazardous manual task (HMT) risks
- the impact of improved supervisor HMT risk management capability
- how to improve advice and guidance for businesses.
Why perform this case study?
Supervisors have a critical role in worker participation and in the prevention and management of MSDs.
Risk profiles and workers’ compensation claims data show that MSDs are a critical issue in meat and metal manufacturing.
Focus group results in the meat and metal manufacturing industry highlight issues with MSD prevention and management.
Who took part?
Two red meat processing plants and one metal manufacturer.
349 workers via surveys and interviews.
Approximately 80 supervisors through training and assessments.
Senior management through surveys and interviews.
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