Retailers partner with NIOSH to better protect workers
Workers in retail, product manufacturing, and service supplies are the target of an effort to improve safety and health, thanks to an agreement announced in January.
The Retail Industry Leaders Association has teamed up with the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health to advance and collaborate on best practices in occupational safety and health research.
Under the partnership, the organizations will:
- Develop and disseminate information on workers' safety and health.
- Participate at conferences, meetings, and other key events addressing occupational safety and health issues.
- Advance the effectiveness of occupational safety and health research.
- Promote and facilitate the transfer and workplace implementation of effective occupational injury prevention strategies and technologies.
RILA is a trade association representing more than 200 retailers and others to develop and promote policies, programs, and forums supporting their members, customers, supplier partners, and other industry stakeholders, according to the organization. Its members represent almost $1.4 trillion in sales annually and operate more than 100,000 stores, manufacturing facilities, and distributioncenters nationwide, employing millions of workers domestically and worldwide.
In announcing the partnership, the groups said they will seek proactive solutions to the health and safety issues affecting the retail industry.
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February 24, 2011
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