WorkSafe is conducting a proactive inspection program focusing on safety standards in musical instrument stores, pharmacies, selected retail franchise outlets and firewood suppliers.

These stores record a high rate of work-related injury, with the most common being musculoskeletal injuries, according to WorkSafe.

WorkSafe Inspectors will be concentrating on manual tasks, electricity, slips trips and falls, mobile plant and vehicle movement and use of hazardous substances.  They will also look at safety issues related to new and young workers.

► If you would like a free one-hour OSH walkthrough (valid for metro businesses only, one premises annually per member), please contact us via or 9365 7415.