WEIGHTY CONCERNS

Retailers are developing new solutions to one material-handling issue that continues to carry a lot of weight: their labor force.Increasing concerns about ergonomic issues -- and a lack of guidance from government regulatory agencies -- have retailers and wholesalers find-ing new ways to reduce workers' compensation claims while driving productivity."In the grocery distribution business, with the

Retailers are developing new solutions to one material-handling issue that continues to carry a lot of weight: their labor force.

Increasing concerns about ergonomic issues -- and a lack of guidance from government regulatory agencies -- have retailers and wholesalers find-

ing new ways to reduce workers' compensation claims while driving productivity.

"In the grocery distribution business, with the amount of weight handled and the repetitive nature of this handling,

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