NORA Wholesale and Retail Trade Sector Council

The NORA Wholesale and Retail Trade (WRT) Council brings together individuals and organizations to share information, form partnerships, and promote adoption and dissemination of solutions that work. It was formed in 2006 for the second decade of NORA. The Council seeks to facilitate the most important research, understand the most effective intervention strategies, and learn how to implement those strategies to achieve sustained improvements in workplace practice.

Contact the WRT Coordinator with any question or comment or to volunteer.

Meetings and News

The final version of the National Occupational Research Agenda for Wholesale and Retail Trade is now available. Thank you to all who provided input. You can read it here.

Sector Description

The Wholesale and Retail Trade Sector covers approximately 20 million workers in North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) industries 42 and 44-45. With over 1.6 million establishments, the Wholesale and Retail Trade sector includes a wide variety work places, ranging from gas stations to grocery stores to wholesale warehouses. These workers, including many young workers, face risks that include workplace violence, overexertion, machinery, chemicals, shift work, and psycho-social stressors.

A goal of the NORA Wholesale and Retail Trade Sector Council is to identify the most salient needs of this large and diverse sector. We seek to facilitate the most important research, understand the most effective intervention strategies, and learn how to implement those strategies to achieve sustained improvements in workplace practice.

Information is available about the NIOSH Wholesale and Retail Trade Program, which facilitates the work of the Council.

Page last reviewed: April 24, 2018