Nik Theodore Interviewed By Business Insider On Health Risks For Warehouse Workers

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Nik Theodore, head of the urban planning and policy department at the University of Illinois-Chicago, told Business Insider that pressure on online retail operators is mounting now that consumer demand has soared. Most of that pressure, however, is concentrated on their logistics systems, particularly on labor-heavy roles in warehouse and delivery functions, he said. "The combination of increased demand as consumers try to stay away from crowded stores, exacting productivity targets, and short fulfillment windows is exposing warehouse workers to a range of hazards," Theodore said. (subscription required)