Retail

General Information

Date Added Resource Source
Nov 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.

(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

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/__data/assets/pdf_file/0020/9164/WS_Slip_Trip_Fall_Checklist.pdf

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 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.

(WorkSafe Western Australia)