This industry includes:
- architectural and engineering work
- computer system design
- management, consulting, market research and advertising
- scientific research
- veterinary services
- legal and accounting services.
Occupations in this industry include:
Most common hazards and injuries
Workers in this industry are likely to be injured at work due to:
- body stressing
- falls, slips and trips
- being hit by moving objects
- mental stress.
Common hazards that workers in this industry are exposed to include:
- sedentary work
- manual handling
- being struck by vehicles or livestock.
- 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.
- Set realistic work schedules and deadlines.
- 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.
- If you or your workers handle animals, make sure animals are properly restrained. Avoid working alone when loading/unloading stock. If you’re working with stock in yards or pens, make sure you can’t be trapped or crushed, have a clear escape route, make sure latches and bolts work.