Sources for Information from Business/Labor Trade Associations

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

Ergonomic Assist Systems and Equipment (EASE)external icon

EASE is the resource for information, practices, equipment, and organizations that focus on ergonomics and improving the working interface between people and the materials to reduce injury and increase productivity. Ergonomic equipment promotes the safety and health aspects of work environments for people.

The Loss Prevention Foundation (LPF)external icon

LPF is an international leader in educating and certifying retail loss prevention and asset protection professionals. LPF’s mission is to advance the retail loss prevention and asset protection profession by providing relevant, convenient and challenging educational resources. The LPF is exclusively created to serve the education needs of the retail loss prevention and asset protection professions.

National Grocers Association*external icon

This is the national trade association representing the retail and wholesale grocers that comprise the independent sector of the food distribution industry. NGA provides the latest education and research to help independent retailers increase profits and grow their operations. Serving their industry through sharing information, education, and research.

Food Marketing Institute (FMI)external icon

FMI is an organization that conducts food safety, public affairs, education, research, and industry relations programs for food retailers and wholesalers. FMI’s membership consists of approximately 1,500 companies in 50 countries, ranging from large multi-chain stores to independent supermarkets.

Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA)external icon

RILA promotes consumer choice and economic freedom through public policy and industry operational excellence. RILA provides a forum where members can conduct discussions aimed at understanding common operational practices, areas of concern, and pragmatic solutions to problems.

Material Handling Industry (MHI)external icon

MHI is the nation’s largest material handling, logistics and supply chain association. MHI offers education, networking and solution sourcing for members and their customers through programming and events. MHI is concerned with the movement, protection, storage and control of materials.

The United Food & Commercial Workers (UFCW) International Unionexternal icon

UFCW is are made up of more than 1.3 million people working primarily in grocery and retail stores, and in the food processing and meat packing industries. UFCW members work to improve wages, benefits, and conditions on the job.

Warehousing Education and Research Council (WERC)external icon

WERC provides leadership in the warehousing/distribution field to advance the art and science of warehousing management. WERC supports the professional development of their members and the logistics community by providing quality learning experiences, and networking opportunities.

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