Retail Workers Get Hurt Too! How Do You Keep Them Safe?

Retail safety operations often focus on front of house operations, to keep both workers and  customers safe.  But what about the back of the house?   Injuries in the retail space In 2016, the Bureau of Labor found the most reported injury was overexertion, followed by contact with objects and/or people. Slips, trips and falls are the third most common cause of harm. Many of these can be prevented by simply engineering the workspace to account for ergonomics. For example, Walmart redesigned their checkout carousels to avoid putting their cashiers at risk from thousands of repetitive motions each day. Luckily, you don’t always have to purchase new equipment to help keep your workers safe!  Take folding tables, which many retailers use in their receiving process. They’re normally too low for workers to stand at comfortably, with their spines in the correct posture. Working hunched over is bad for the back, [...]

By |August 14th, 2019|Categories: Retail Safety|Tags: , , , |