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Document ID (ISN)108378
CIS number 08-979
Year 2004
Convention or series no. OSHA Publication No.3192-06N (2004)
Title Ergonomics for the prevention of musculoskeletal disorders - Guidelines for grocery stores
Bibliographic information Publications U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration, 200 Constitution Avenue, Washington, D.C. 20210, USA, May 2004. 28p. Illus. 14 ref.
Internet access [in English]
Abstract A major component of OSHA's approach to ergonomics is the development of industry-specific and task-specific guidelines to reduce and prevent workplace musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs). These voluntary guidelines are tools to assist employers in recognizing and controlling ergonomics-related risk factors. They are intended for retail grocery stores, supermarkets, discount merchandisers and warehouse retail establishments. These guidelines provide retailers with effective approaches, as well as useful references to be used when determining the need for ergonomic solutions. They can be adapted to the needs and resources of each individual store.
Descriptors (primary) USA; supermarkets; retail trade; ergonomics; musculoskeletal diseases
Descriptors (secondary) safety consciousness; public OSH institutions; pulling tasks; work efficiency; repetitive work; pushing tasks; safety guides; work posture; cash registers; hand tools; injuries; job study; safe working methods; manual lifting
Document type F - Information notes, codes of practice, standards
Country / State or ProvinceUSA
Subject(s) Commerce, services, offices
Broad subject area(s) Physiology, ergonomics
Industries and occupations
Browse category(ies) Diseases of the musculoskeletal system
Retail industry