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Ergonomic solutions for retailers: prevention of material handling injuries in the grocery sector.
Cincinnati, OH: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No. 2015-100, 2014 Oct; :1-18
This booklet was designed for retailers and safety experts to illustrate the use of mechanical assist devices for reducing manual materials handling (MMH) injuries in retail grocery work. This booklet provides illustrations of employees in a retail grocery store using mechanical assist devices to perform material handling tasks. For each task, there are multiple devices that can be used. The types and numbers of such devices that are used in a retail business depend on the nature of the business and the type of work employees perform. The technology presented will also support a retailer's growing internet sales that depends on moving large quantities of merchandise in a short time span and often with fewer employees.
Retail-workers; Grocery-stores; Materials-handling; Materials-handling-equipment; Manual-materials-handling; Ergonomics; Muscles; Musculoskeletal-system; Muscular-disorders; Musculoskeletal-system-disorders; Engineering-controls; Injury-prevention; Small-businesses
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DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No. 2015-100; M112014
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
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