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October 2014
Ergonomic Solutions for Retailers – DHHS (NIOSH) Publication Number 2015-100
Ergonomic Solutions For Retailers


Vern Putz Anderson


This booklet was inspired by the “Ergonomic Guidelines for Manual Material Handling”.

Appreciation is extended to the following:

  • Eugene Smith for his unique and realistic illustrative style and to Al Tudor for his content and design input;
  • NIOSH production staff of Vanessa Williams and Gino Fazio for their expertise in graphic design and production, and Christy Forrester for her editorial assistance;
  • Members of the NORA Wholesale and Retail Trade (WRT) Sector Council who helped shape the nature and content of this booklet (; and,
  • The Ergonomic Assist Systems and Equipment (EASE) Council and chair for the review of the ergonomic assist equipment and its usage.

Figure: An employee loading a box on to an elevated pallet. This figure is a preview of an illustration shown in greater detail on Page 10, Figure 8.