Ergonomic Guides & Studies

OSHA Guidelines for Retail Grocery Stores

OSHA GuidelinesOSHA Guidelines for Retail Grocery Stores was published to provide "practical" recommendations to help grocery store employees reduce the number and severity of injuries in the workplace.

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Easy Ergonomics – A Practical Approach for Improving the Workplace

Easy Ergonomics ScreenshotThis 96-page document has been developed by the California Department of Industrial Relations.  It focuses on simple, practical approaches to ergonomics in the workplace.

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Guide to Ergonomics in Retail Grocery Stores

RIT Guidelines ScreenshotThis pamphlet produced by the Rochester Institute of Technology under a grant from the Occupational Health & Safety Administration illustrates several safe work procedures for stocking shelves; handling items in the butcher shop, deli and bakery; as well as front end operations like checkout and bagging.

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NIOSH Study - Southern Region

NIOSH Study ImageThis independent study conducted for the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) by The Ergonomics Center of North Carolina cites numerous employee and store benefits derived from the use of Stock & Roll Inventory Assist Platforms.

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NIOSH Study - Northern Region

NIOSH Study ImageThis independent study conducted for the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) by the Ergonomics Center of North Carolina cites numerous employee and store benefits derived from the use of mobile work platforms, high lifting pallet jacks, height adjustable lifting carts and self-leveling carts.

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NIOSH Study - Eastern Region

NIOSH Study ImageThis independent study conducted for the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) by The Ergonomics Center of North Carolina cites numerous employee and store benefits derived from the use of self-leveling carts and height adjustable "High Lift" carts in backrooms, coolers and deli/bakery.

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Ergonomic Guidlines for Manual Material Handling

Document CoverThis 68-page guide contains an overview on several practices designed to improve manual material handling in the workplace.

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The Aging Workforce: Moving Forward in a New Age

Aging Workforce Article CoverThis is an AARP Presentation that was presented at the OSHA Small Business Forum.

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The Future of Work

Future of Work Cover

This presentation by UMass Professor John Howard discusses trends and challenges in staffing.

To view Professor Howard's presentation slides click on the brochure icon. To watch a video of the Professor making this presentation click here.

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Insurance Trends: The Business Implications of an Aging and More Injury-Prone Workforce

Travelers' Insurance StudyThis presentation by Travelers Insurance discusses the business implications of an aging and more injury-prone workforce.

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Ergonomic Solutions For Retailers

Solutions for Retailers CoverThis guide published by the Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and The National Institute for Occupational Health and Safety is loaded with valuable information to help prevent injuries caused by material handling in the grocery sector.

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