SWEDEN: Online training in OSH for the retail sector

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Today, half a million people work in the retail sector. A new version of the free online training session on occupational safety and health (“Your workplace in retailing”) will help to offer them a safer and more pleasant work environment.

Shorter, and illustrating more environments, with questions and good examples showing how to solve various problems, the training session is simple, accessible and amusing. The content is adapted to the workplace: office, warehouse or store. According to Fredrik Apelqvist, who works in human resources at Stadium Sweden, “the module presents a content that is easy to understand. Each unit is fairly long and contains an appropriate mix of text, videos and interactive exercises. It is easy to take a break and resume the training when you want”.

The training includes modules on the workload, harassment and communication, the physical environment and ergonomics. Its total length is three hours, and it ends with a knowledge test recognized by a certificate attesting that the training has been completed.

The training session was developed by the work environment and safety committee of the Chamber of Commerce, which brings together employers and employees, under the management of Prevent.

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