A comprehensive study of injuries and illnesses in retail several years ago surprised researchers at the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH). They said that despite the perception of retail work being non-risky, they found that retail workers account for 20 percent of reported injuries and illnesses while Read More
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Hazards exist in every workplace, but how do you know which ones have the most potential to harm retail employees? By identifying the retail workplace hazards that are most likely to impact safety, you will be better prepared to control or eliminate them and prevent accidents, injuries, property damage, and Read More
By Gerard Hand
As a young boy, my dreams didn’t include wanting to be a workplace health and safety professional. In fact, I probably wasn’t alone in that—few people decide on this profession as a first career of choice. President of the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health in 2013, speaking and training Read More
When comparing the risk management and loss prevention disciplines, it is important to recognize that the two functions share many common missions. They both manage risk, they both try to minimize losses to the company, and they both need to assess the cost of a loss control solution versus the benefit it Read More
In 2014, work-related falls to a lower level in the wholesale and retail trade (WRT) sector accounted for over 12,500 reported injuries. These injured employees were out of work for an average of 7 to 11 days (BLS 2015, BLS 2016). This post provides information about preventing ladder-related injuries in Read More
A Goodwill outlet store in Sacramento failed to train workers and respond to safety hazard warnings, which resulted in the crushing death of Abraham Garza, a loading dock worker, according to California’s workplace safety agency in April.
After a six-month Cal-OSHA investigation, which included a finding that employees had allegedly warned Read More
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New toolkit to strengthen drug supply chain
OSHA champions young worker safety Read More
Workplace violence incidents have tripled in the last decade, and it’s now the fastest-growing category of murder in the US. It’s also the second leading cause of death for women in the workplace according to 2014 data from the US Bureau of Labor Statistics.
In fact, the rates of murder and Read More
With 30 years as a first responder and leadership in the public safety community, Anthony Mangeri has long had a front row seat to the impact that emergency events have on retailers. Read More
Every retail operation is a complicated web of activity. There is always something happening as minds, machines, individuals, and technologies are all expected to work together as the controlled chaos of the retail enterprise marches forward. To keep it all running smoothly, there are fundamental practices that we all must Read More