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Health and safety in the footwear and leather industries

Health and safety made simple

This site is for employers and those who want some basic information on what they must do to make sure their businesses comply with health and safety law.

The basics for your business

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 2019-04-15