Wholesale and Retail Trade

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The Wholesale and Retail Trade (WRT) program provides leadership to prevent diseases, injuries and fatalities in wholesale and retail trade workers. Through our partnerships and research efforts, we are able to address the injuries and illnesses affecting wholesale and retail trade workers, especially among vulnerable worker groups.

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Using Total Worker Health® Concepts to Reduce Fatigue Among Retail Workers–Retail workers in the United States often engage in shift work and long work hours, which can result in fatigue and related health issues. NIOSH recommends an integrated approach to addressing fatigue through its Total Worker Health® (TWH) model. Discover useful organizational practices related to scheduling and the work environment that will address the causes and consequences of fatigue among retail workers.

Wholesale and Retail Trade–One Page Summary
Program Performance One-Pagers (PPOPs) describe the relevance and impact of NIOSH WRT program in a one-page fact sheet. The fact sheet briefly discusses what our priorities are, what we do, what we have accomplished in the past year, and what is next in the upcoming year.

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Page last reviewed: June 30, 2020