Retail trade

Noise-reducing design of workplaces in the retail sector

Employees in the retail sector are sometimes exposed to constant exposure to music, loudspeaker announcements and other noise sources. It is unlikely that this will cause noise-induced hearing loss due to the low sound pressure levels. Nevertheless, the state of the art must be observed at these workplaces, as described in the technical rule in the Guidelines on Occupational Noise and Vibration (TRLV).


Retail Trade

The retail trade is not spared from accidents at work and occupational diseases. However, prevention measures enable to maintain the health of the employees and the enterprises.

The sector of the retail trade consists of different activities: clothing stores, toy stores, furniture stores as well as drugstores, pharmacies, libraries. It has many sales points which are often very small.