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Inputs: Partners

The NIOSH Program for the Wholesale and Retail Trade seeks partnerships in the public and private sector to leverage its capacity to ensure the safety and health of the 21 million workers in the 1.6 million workplaces in the United States . The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) defines partners in the broad sense to include customers or stakeholder groups who often have inherent knowledge and experience in issues related to the safety and health of workers within their organizations or enterprises. This knowledge and experience is needed as NIOSH establishes its research priorities for the Wholesale and Retail Trade sector.

Partners also may be users of NIOSH information, technology, and scientific findings. Partners can include peer reviewers, recipients of research grants and contracts, or those who posses sources of equipment, technology, or knowledge for advancing research to protect workers in the trade sector. Partners add expertise or specialized experience to the research team, which benefits the research, analysis, interpretation, and communication of the results, and may serve as the catalyst to transfer this knowledge to the worksite where workers and employers benefit from reduction in workplace injuries and illnesses, and employers benefit by improved productivity and lowered turnover rates.

NIOSH envisions a broad range of partnerships will be developed in the course of building a research agenda for the Wholesale and Retail Trade sectors. To capture the knowledge and expertise needed for this sector, NIOSH will actively seek partnerships with the following: academia, labor, business/industry, government, and international, trade, and professional associations.

For information about partnering with the NIOSH Wholesale and Retail Trade Program, contact the Wholesale and Retail Trade Program Coordinator . For general information about partnerships with NIOSH, contact the NIOSH Office of Research and Technology Transfer .

A listing of partners in the NORA Wholesale and Retail Trade Sector Council is below.


Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)
National Safety Council


University of California, Davis
University of Cincinnati
University of Kentucky
The Ergonomic Center of North Carolina


Harris Teeter
Home Depot
Supervalu, Inc.
Texas Association of Responsible Nonsubscribers (TXANS)
Toys"R"Us, Inc.
Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.


Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union
United Food and Commercial Workers International Union (UFCW)

Trade Associations

Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA)

Multiple Partners

EASE Council. Material Handling Industry of America
Liberty Mutual Research Institute for Safety
Loss Prevention Foundation