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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. Please note, the course materials and content were current with the laws and regulations at the time of the last expert review, however, they may not reflect the most current legal developments. Nothing herein, or in the course materials, shall be construed as professional advice as to any particular situation with respect to compliance with legal statutes or requirements.