Oregon Institute of Occupational Health Sciences Featured Resources provide the latest information on workplace safety, health and well-being. Additional information can be filtered by topic in the supporting navigation to the left of the article content.

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Dec 01, 2017
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.

Source: NIOSH

Sep 26, 2017
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

Jan 12, 2017
Preventing Deaths and Injuries While Compacting or Baling Refuse Material

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) requests assistance in preventing deaths and injuries among workers who load, operate, or work near refuse compacting or baling equipment.

Source: NIOSH

Jan 12, 2017
Preventing Violence, Robbery, and Theft: A Guide for Retail Owners, Managers, and Workers

This book describes key risks and how to prevent violent incidents in the workplace. It addresses issues such as shoplifting, robbery, and abusive customers.

Source: WorkSafe BC

Jan 12, 2017
Retail and Wholesale Safety and Health

Here you'll find links to health and safety information and resources for work in retail and wholesale, including supermarkets, building supply, distribution centres, convenience stores, and garden centres.

Source: WorkSafe BC

Jan 12, 2017
Health and safety in the retail industry

This website provides information and guidance on key risks within the retail sector and advice on how to manage those risks.

Source: HSE

Dec 01, 2014
Deaf to the Danger: Warehouse Scenario

Earbuds are not part of the job. They isolate you from your work environment and workplace hazards. This video demonstrates the dangers associated with wearing earbuds on the job in a warehouse

Source: WorkSafe BC

Dec 01, 2014
Ergonomic Solutions for Retailers: Prevention of Material Handling Injuries in the Grocery Sector

This booklet was designed for retailers and safety experts to illustrate the use of mechanical assist devices for reducing manual materials handling (MMH) injuries in retail grocery work.

Source: NIOSH

Nov 01, 2014
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.

Source: OSHA

Dec 01, 2011
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

Source: NIOSH