When Shoppers Go Wild: OSHA Insight For Black Friday

Law360, New York (November 27, 2013, 5:55 PM EST) -- For Black Friday, it’s not just about getting shoppers to the stores, but also maintaining a safe environment when they get there. On Nov. 18, 2013, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration issued a factsheet containing guidelines for retailers to manage crowds during major sales events to prevent workplace injuries: https://www.osha.gov/OshDoc/data_General_Facts/Crowd_Control.html

These guidelines are also useful for other events where large crowds can be expected and can help protect public as well as employee safety.

There have been a number of frightening incidents involving out-of-control and...
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