Skip directly to search Skip directly to A to Z list Skip directly to navigation Skip directly to page options Skip directly to site content

Ergonomic Solutions for Retailers

October 2014
DHHS (NIOSH) Publication Number 2015-100
Document cover page, 2015-100

Designed for retailers and safety experts, this NIOSH booklet has a goal to prevent manual material handling injuries in grocery stores. Manual material handling injuries, also called overexertion injuries, account for 60% of the injuries and lost work in select retail businesses. This 23-page booklet has 13 unique illustrations showing employees in a grocery store using various mechanical assist devices for material handling tasks. This booklet was inspired by a NIOSH/CalOSHA booklet, Ergonomic Guidelines for Manual Material Handling (2007-131). NIOSH produced this booklet because members of the NORA Wholesale and Retail Trade Sector recognized the need for informational materials showing interventions in work settings that were familiar to employers and employees.