AN ACHY-BREAKY JOB

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

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

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