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Dec 01, 2017
Retail Worker Safety and Health during the Holidays

https://blogs.cdc.gov/niosh-science-blog/2017/11/22/holiday-retail/

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

http://www.retailassociationservices.com/entry-level-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

http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/docs/2003-124/

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

https://www.worksafebc.com/en/resources/health-safety/books-guides/preventing-violence-robbery-and-theft?lang=en

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

https://www.worksafebc.com/en/health-safety/industries/retail-whole

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

http://www.hse.gov.uk/retail/

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

https://www.worksafebc.com/en/resources/health-safety/videos/deaf-to-the-danger-warehouse-scenario?lang=en

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

http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/docs/2015-100/pdfs/2015-100.pdf

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

https://www.osha.gov/OshDoc/data_General_Facts/Crowd_Control.html

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

https://www.cdc.gov/niosh/docs/2012-106/

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