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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

WorkSafe Tasmania resources


Hazardous manual tasks

Industry snapshots

Mental health hazards

Occupational violence and aggression (OVA)

Slips trips and falls

Other resources

Guide for managing the risk of fatigue at work: Safe Work Australia (external link)

Occupational violence and aggression: WorkSafe Victoria (external link)

Updated: 29th October 2019