In 2012 AMPC and MINTRAC developed the Workplace Health and Safety for Meat Industry Supervisors' Website. This website is designed specifically for meat industry supervisors who carry significant responsibility and accountability under the new legislative and regulatory changes, but at the same time find it difficult to access specialised training.
The website includes information about the regulatory environment, supervisor responsibilities, WHS induction, training activities, PPE and a series of factsheets on critical risks in the meat industry. These factsheets can be downloaded and used in training, printed and displayed in lunch rooms and accessed from your phone.
The fact sheets include:
- Knife handling
- Plant - Bandsaws, mincers and other equipment
- Slips, trips and falls
- Manual tasks - involving repetitive tasks
- Manual tasks - involving heavy loads
- Plant - forklift trucks/vehicles
- Hazardous chemicals
- Stock handling
- Alcohol and other drugs
- House keeping
- Working at heights
- Hot water and steam
- Working alone.
The website can be accessed from the MINTRAC website or directly at http://www.mintrac-whs.com.au/
Throughout the website, there are links to various meat industry resources from AMPC, MLA, AMIC and MINTRAC as well as links to various WHS sites such as SafeWork Australia and WorkCover.