Education and Training

This industry includes:

  • preschools and schools
  • universities and technical colleges
  • adult and community education
  • educational suport services.

Occupations in this industry include:

  • teachers, trainers, educators
  • office-based workers.

Most common hazards and injuries

Workers in this industry are likely to be injured at work due to:

  • body stressing
  • falls, slips and trips
  • mental stress.

Common hazards that workers in this industry are exposed to include:

  • manual handling
  • harassment, bullying, and and occupational violence and aggression (OVA)
  • fatigue.

Some solutions

  • Provide training and instruction in safe manual handling procedures.
  • Maintain good housekeeping to ensure there are no obstructions or trip hazards on floors or in store areas.
  • Have written work procedures and protocols that clarify behaviour expectations.
  • Set realistic work schedules and deadlines.

Resources and solutions

Bullying

Fatigue

Hazardous manual tasks

Industry snapshots

Mental health hazards

Occupational violence and aggression (OVA)

Slips trips and falls

Updated: 16th January 2020