Retail is a broad category of occupations that includes salespeople, cashiers, or inventory stockers in grocery, clothing, hardware or other stores. Some occupational hazards in retail, such as workplace violence, are also risks for attendants at service stations or other establishments serving the public and workers in retail food establishments. In addition to workplace violence, hazards can include musculoskeletal disorders from repetitive motions or lifting and poor indoor air quality.

Retail links:

Health and Safety in the Retail Industry, RWDSU

Ergonomics for the Prevention of Musculoskeletal Disorders: Guidelines for Retail Grocery Stores, OSHA

Crowd Management Safety Guidelines for Retailers, OSHA

Recommendations for Workplace Violence Prevention Programs in Late-Night Retail Establishments, OSHA

Workplace Violence in the Retail Industry, Training Program, Western Iowa Tech Community College
Safety and Health Information on Office and Retail Trades, International Labour Organization

Retail Workers Face Risk of Violence, Hazard Alert, WorkSafe BC

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