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Hazards in retail

On Behalf of | Aug 4, 2018 | Workplace Injuries |

Working in retail is one of the most popular jobs in Denver. That being said, it is sometimes easy to forget about the possible hazards that come with working in this field. Injuries in this industry make up for over 20 percent of all non-fatal injuries at work.

When you get an injury at work, you are entitled to workers’ compensation coverage of your medical bills that your employer will pay for. By knowing about different types of injuries that are common in this field, you will know what to look out for as well as when your employer should compensate.

What are they?

Often people forget that retail work includes more than working in a clothing store. Retail employers also hire workers to work in warehouses for manufacturing, depending on the position. With both types of positions in retail, comes the possibility of many injuries, including: Back or muscle injuries

  • Overexertion
  • Slip and fall
  • Struck by an object or equipment
  • Deep cuts
  • Stress

Are these hazards preventable?

The easiest way to avoid injury is through the method of prevention. By preventing an injury within the workplace, you are safe from taking time off. Tips to preventing injuries in the work place include:

  • Be aware of the hazards that people in this industry are prone to
  • Always lift heavy objects with a team, to avoid strain or overexertion
  • Wear protective equipment when necessary
  • If you are stressed, do not ignore it. Instead, seek help

If you think that you have received an injury while at work, it is wise to seek medical help as well as inform your employer.


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