Metal products and machinery manufacturing industry
The Steel Fabrication and Metals Manufacturing industry involves over
650 employers in South Australia. While the industry accounts for approximately
one per cent of employers, it accounts for over three percent of injuries
Muscular stress injuries make up almost 41 per cent of injuries. This
is followed by eye injuries (24 per cent) and hitting moving objects (12
Occupations within the industry that reported injuries include:
- Metal fabricators, (reporting 19 per cent of all injuries).
- Welders (13 per cent of injuries).
- Production and systems workers (12 per cent).
- Fitters (9 per cent).
- Non-trades occupations in the industry accounted for 29 per cent of
Welding equipment, grinders and other abrasive cutting tools were involved
in almost one in five injuries.
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The Interactive Welding website, contains a wide variety of safety tips
and information for the industry. It provides a forum for educating welders
in occupational health and safety issues related specifically to their
The website covers:
- electrical safety
- emergency, fire and explosion
- eye, face and head protection
- first aid
- fume and gas control
- gas cylinders
- personal protective equipment
- the law
- welding fumes and gases
- workplace environment.
The target audience for this product is predominantly managers, supervisors,
health and safety representatives and employees working within the metal
fabrication industry. It is also a useful tool for the vocational education
industry, and upper high school levels.