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Health and safety in the footwear and leather industries

Leather Shoes

This website will help you manage the main risks in the footwear and leather industries, as well as provide you with regular updates on health and safety issues.

Leather

The main causes of injury are:

  • handling and sprains
  • slips and trips
  • contact with machinery

Footwear

The main causes of injury are:

  • slips and trips
  • manual handling / MSDs
  • being struck by objects

Main causes of injury / occupational ill health

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Updated 2013-07-16