Examples of safety hazards that can harm retail workers include:

  • Repetitive motion and static postures
  • Slippery or uneven walking surfaces
  • Distracted walking (e.g., using mobile devices in walkways or on stairs)
  • Falls from ladders or step stools
  • Stored merchandise that can fall or tip over
  • Hazardous cleaning chemicals
  • Violence (e.g., assaults, robberies, etc.)
  • Traffic (in parking lots)



Enforcement Policies

Videos, Training, and Prevention

For topic-specific information, see also: