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Health and safety in the printing industry

Printing warehouse

Printing employs around 120,000 workers in mainly small and medium-sized companies. The most common types of accidents are manual handling (27%), slips and trips (22%) and machinery (22%).

The three most common types of accidents reported are:

Managing printing safely

Focus on

Handfed platens

Following two fatal accidents, HSE has produced new guidance for all employers who use handfed platens.

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Updated: 2014-11-10