Supermarket work has become significantly less hazardous over the past decade. According to statistics complied by Bureau of Labor Statistics, the number of occupational injuries and illnesses in the food-retail industry declined 35.2% between 1992 and 2001, from 12.7 per 100 workers to 8.1.
sector and that food retail workers continue to face a risk considerably above the national average.
Even that average is nothing to boast about, medical experts have noted. In January 200