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The Manufacturing Industry in Canada

With Canadian manufacturing producing $548 billion in goods every single year, it’s an incredibly diverse and complex industry that encompasses a number of different types of workplaces and facilities including:

  • electronics
  • automotive
  • food and beverage
  • wood and metal fabrication
  • textiles and printing
  • chemical
  • rubber and plastics
  • ceramics
  • logging, and
  • pulp and paper.

Common Hazards in the Manufacturing Industry

Workers can be exposed to a number of hazards in this sector that can result in serious injuries, occupational illness or even death. While every manufacturer faces its own set of unique health and safety challenges, a number of hazards are common across the board:

  • Falls
  • Confined spaces
  • Machines
    • Exposure to moving parts
    • In-running nip points
    • Risk of motion if the equipment is not properly locked and blocked during maintenance and repairs
  • Electrical shocks
  • Chemical exposures, spills and splashes
  • Fires
  • Musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs)
  • Occupational disease arising from noise
  • Workplace violence and harassment


Manufacturing machines
Chemist working in a manufacturing plant

Safety Equipment for the Manufacturing Industry

We offer Lockout-Tagout (LOTO), working at heights, respiratory and hearing protection products that keep workers safe across all manufacturing industry sectors.

We’ve partnered with leading vendors like 3M, Honeywell and MSA to bring the most innovative and cost-effective solutions on the market to solve our customers’ workplace safety, fire and environmental needs.

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Equipment Services for the Manufacturing Industry

In addition to our safety products, we offer an array of services to ensure that your workplace and equipment is up to code. This includes:

Safety Training for the Manufacturing Industry

Levitt-Safety can also provide on-site safety training. We can deliver either industry-standard programs or custom solutions including “train the trainer” courses where available.

Examples of these courses include: