03.11.2005

Guidance for food manufacturing industries

The British Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has published a new edition of
its guidance for food manufacturing industries, A recipe for safety:
Occupational health and safety in food and drink manufacture. This publication
provides practical advice for management, supervisory staff and workers'
representatives in the food and drink manufacturing industries. It also aims to
increase understanding of the injury and ill health picture in these sectors
and to stimulate awareness of priority areas for attention.

This Recipe for Safety has expanded chapters on occupational health and sets
out benchmarks for both occupational health and safety risks. The booklet
identifies the priority health and safety issues that require risk assessment
and management in order to reduce injuries and occupational ill health. These
include:

  • manual handling and musculoskeletal injuries
  • workplace transport
  • falls from height
  • machinery
  • slips and trips
  • occupational dermatitis
  • occupational asthma
  • noise-induced hearing loss, and
  • work-related stress.

The booklet also contains useful guidance on why it pays to manage health and
safety, an action plan for management, and guidance on managing safety hazards
and occupational health priorities.

Further information


AplusA-online.de - Source: Health and Safety Executive