5% of Non-roadway Fatalities*
Workers employed at businesses that sell goods or services may be exposed to various occupational hazards, including workplace violence and hazards related to general workplace housekeeping.
Survey Says: The NSC 2020 Safety Technology in the Workplace Survey shows: 42% of retail workers reported facing exposure to workplace violence, with 21% indicating that workplace violence has caused or contributed to a serious workplace injury. Additionally, 41% of retail workers said a lack of proper training has caused or contributed to a serious workplace injury.
The information in each section below is listed in the order of relevance to the hazardous situation.
Situational risks – inherent to the situation or proximate cause of injury
Systemic risks – contribute to injury but are not direct causes
Relevant Technology Solutions for retail employees