Retail

General Information

Date Added Resource Source
Nov 2013

Crowd management measures are critical during major sales events

https://www.osha.gov/pls/oshaweb/owadisp.show_document?p_table=NEWS_RELEASES&p_id=25104

In advance of the holiday season, the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration is encouraging retail employers to take precautions to prevent workplace injuries during major sales events, including Black Friday.

(OSHA)
Nov 2012

Crowd Management Safety Guidelines for Retailers

http://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. Crowd management planning should begin in advance of events that are likely to draw large crowds, and crowd management, pre-event setup, and emergency situation management should be part of event planning.

(OSHA)
Dec 2011

Injuries, Illnesses & Fatalities in Wholesale and Retail Trade in 2005: A Chartbook

http://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.

(NIOSH)
Aug 2005

Safety in General Retail Premises (PDF)

http://www.colerainebc.gov.uk/content_gfx/other/Gen%20Retail.pdf

The following details highlight some of the hazards that may exist in your premises. They are by no means exhaustive and will vary depending on your own particular business. As a starting point use the blank sheet provided in this pack and carry out your own simple risk assessment.

(First Stop Business ShopOnline)
Aug 2005

Safety in General Retail Premises (PDF)

http://www.colerainebc.gov.uk/content_gfx/other/Gen%20Retail.pdf

The following details highlight some of the hazards that may exist in your premises. They are by no means exhaustive and will vary depending on your own particular business. As a starting point use the blank sheet provided in this pack and carry out your own simple risk assessment.

(Coleraine Borough Council)
Aug 2005

OSH Answers: Retail Sales and Service

http://www.ccohs.ca/oshanswers/occup_workplace/retail.html

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.

(CCOHS)
Aug 2005

Preventing Slips, Trips and Falls in the Retail Sector

http://www.worksafe.vic.gov.au/forms-and-publications/forms-and-publications/preventing-slips,-trips-and-falls-at-work

Slips are the most common cause of injury in the retail sector but are the easiest to prevent.

(Victorian WorkCover Authority)
Aug 2005

Industry guidance document: Checkout workstations in retail – safe design and work practices (PDF)

http://www.commerce.wa.gov.au/sites/default/files/atoms/files/checkout_design.pdf

This industry guidance document is the outcome of the Department of Consumer and Employment Protection Tripartite Working Group on Checkout Workstations in Retail. The document follows the risk management 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.

(WorkSafe Western Australia)
Aug 2005

Health and Safety for Retail: Prevention Tips (PDF)

http://smallbusiness.healthandsafetycentre.org/PDFs/small%20business/hs_insert.pdf

Fact sheet prepared by WorkSafe, the Workers’ Compensation Board of B.C. including prevention tips for retail workers on lifting, working alone and steps to a safer workplace.

(WorkSafe Online - Workers' Compensation Board of BC)