Grocery Stores

Depending on the task, examples of safety hazards that can harm workers in grocery stores include:

  • Heavy lifting, prolonged standing, awkward postures, repetitive motion, and other physical stressors
  • Slips, trips, and falls
  • Hazardous chemicals (cleaning chemicals, carbon monoxide gas from fuel-powered forklifts or floor buffers)
  • Tools, equipment, and machinery with dangerous moving mechanical parts (slicers, meat bandsaws, balers)
  • Assaults, robberies, and other violent behavior


Enforcement Policies

Videos, Training, and Prevention


Training Materials


Publications, Handouts, Checklists

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