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Information Media and Telecommunications

This industry includes:

  • newspapers, book publishers
  • film, television, video: production, broadcast and distributions
  • cinemas
  • music recording
  • libraries and archives
  • internet providers and publishers.

This industry has a variety of workspaces, ranging from offices to film sets with heavy and potentially dangerous equipment, and post-production facilities with noise and light as potential hazards.

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:

  • body strain
  • stress from harassment, bullying
  • sedentary work
  • noise.

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.
  • Encourage a standing friendly work culture: encourage standing in meetings, when reading documents or taking phone calls; invest in height-adjustable desks, use stairs instead of lifts.

Resources and solutions

Hazardous manual tasks

Industry snapshots

Managing noise and preventing hearing loss code of practice

Slips trips and falls

Updated: 29th October 2019