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Retail Worker Safety and Health during the Holidays
The approaching season offers an ideal time for a workplace safety refresher for those retail employers and employees who are on the front lines of the shopping frenzy.
SAFEME App: Improving Entry Level Worker Safety in Retail
Washington Retail Association introduces SAFEME, a way of improving entry-level worker safety. This App and project was supported by a WA Dept. L&I SHIP Grant.
Source: WA Retail Assocation
Crowd Management Safety Guidelines for Retailers
OSHA has prepared these guidelines to help employers and store owners avoid injuries during the holiday shopping season, or other events where large crowds may gather.
Injuries, Illnesses & Fatalities in Wholesale and Retail Trade in 2005: A Chartbook
This Chartbook provides a summary of fatal and nonfatal injury/illness information describing a large population of understudied workplaces and workers: the wholesale and retail trade (WRT) sector
Industry guidance document Checkout workstations in retail - safe design and work practices
This industry guidance document illustrates the process of hazard identification, risk assessment and risk control, and provides examples of safe work practices and the safe design of standing and seated workstations
Source: WorkSafe Western Australia
OSH Answers: Retail Sales and Service
Occupational Safety and Health Answers are provided by the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety and represent basic information about hazards and preventative measures for retails sales and service personnel.