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Document ID (ISN)107820
CIS number 08-351
Year 2004
Convention or series no. OSHA 3192-05N 2004
Title Ergonomics for the prevention of musculoskeletal disorders - Guidelines for retail grocery stores
Bibliographic information Occupational Safety and Health Administration, 200 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20210, USA, 2004. 28p. Illus. 19 ref.
Internet access [in English]
Abstract These OSHA's ergonomic guidelines for the prevention of musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) in supermarkets provide practical recommendations to help employers and employees reduce the number and severity of injuries in their workplaces. Many of the work-related injuries and illnesses experienced by grocery store workers are MSDs, including injuries and sprains that may develop from various factors, including lifting, repetitive motion or overexertion. The heart of these guidelines is the description of various solutions that have been implemented by grocery stores. Contents: description of the ergonomic process; providing management support; involving employees; providing training; implementing solutions; storewide ergonomic solutions; specific ergonomic solutions for front end (checkout, bagging and carry out), stocking, bakery, meat and deli, and fresh produce.
Descriptors (primary) USA; supermarkets; plant safety and health organization; ergonomics; risk factors; musculoskeletal diseases
Descriptors (secondary) public OSH institutions; manual lifting; safety guides; manual handling; repetitive strain injury; work posture
Document type F - Information notes, codes of practice, standards
Country / State or ProvinceUSA
Subject(s) Ergonomics and work organization
Commerce, services, offices
Broad subject area(s) Physiology, ergonomics
Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Browse category(ies) Diseases of the musculoskeletal system
Retail industry