Moving Excess Merchandise from a Flat Cart to Storage Rack

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


Ergonomic Solutions For Retailers

Figure 6 shows an employee unloading onto the storage shelves from a flat cart, outfitted with a spring-loaded platform. The intent of this device is to reduce excessive bending in loading and unloading materials located at or near the bottom of the flat cart. Best practices suggest stocking lighter weight goods on the lower level shelves. Knee pads are also an option if kneeling is required to stock lower shelves.

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