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Workplace design crucial for safety

08-03-2011
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Safe workplace layout and design is crucial to every workplace, says WorkSafe VIC Project Officer Marissa Deeble.

According to Ms Deeble, most workplace injuries each year are caused by the poor layout and design of worksites or at workstations.

“Each of these injuries is more than a number, says Ms Deeble. Each of these injuries is a real-life story. It’s the worker who experiences a back injury from welding at ground level day in, day out, or the worker who trips over boxes of products stored in pathways.

“By improving the layout and design of your workplace you can reduce the likelihood of incidents like these happening.”

WorkSafe VIC now has a new interactive tool, Improving Workplace Safety Through Layout and Design to deal with the problem.

The new program assists manufacturing workplaces (in particular the metal fabrication industry) work through the elements that contribute to good layout and design.

For more information visit: www.worksafe.vic.gov.au

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