The retail sector is one of the largest employers in the world. In the US, the industry is so important that the Retail Sales Index is considered a lead indicator for the country's economy. From brick-and-mortar stores to online sales to large service centers, modern retailers occupy a wide range of business premises. With so many people working in the industry, in a wide variety of workplaces, health and safety in the workplace must be a priority for employers and employees.
This course covers the basics of retail safety including identifying slip, trip, and fall hazards, preventing ergonomic issues, the safe use of ladders and chemicals, electrical and fire safety, and ensuring personal safety while traveling to and from the retail workplace.
This course was developed with subject matter support provided by EnSafe Inc., a global professional services company focusing on engineering, environment, health and safety, and information technology.Learning Objectives
- Identify your responsibilities regarding safety in your retail workplace
- Recognize ways to prevent slip, trip, and fall hazards due to workplace factors
- Recognize ways to prevent slip, trip, and fall hazards due to individual factors
- Recognize safe practices for using ladders
- Recognize risk factors for MSDs
- Recognize how to safely lift an item
- Identify safe practices for using chemicals
- Identify elements of fire safety procedures that can help you respond appropriately in the event of a fire at your workplace
- Recognize how to use extension cords safely
- Use power tools safely
- Recognize best practices for ensuring personal safety when traveling to and from work