Using a Pallet Jack to Move Boxes from Back Room to Sales Floor

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


Ergonomic Solutions For Retailers

Figure 10 shows an employee pushing a manual pallet jack through the doors separating the stock area from the sales area. Pallets jacks or trucks are designed to lift and move a pallet. Although the pallet is able to hold large amounts of stock, thus reducing the number of trips between the back room and sales floor, pallets can pose a trip hazard to those in the immediate area, as well as blocking customers’ access to the products.

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