Health & Safety

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Walmart is committed to complying with applicable health and safety laws, regulations, and standards in the markets in which we operate. We aim to protect the well-being of our customers, members, and associates by providing safe facilities in which to shop and work.

Walmart employs a team of safety professionals who are responsible for the development and implementation of safety initiatives for the different operational formats within the company, including Walmart Stores, Sam’s Clubs, Logistics and International. Our safety team focuses on training, promoting a culture of safety compliance, and monitoring safety compliance.

Walmart associates receive training on numerous health and safety related processes, including:

  • Hazardous communications;
  • Blood borne pathogens;
  • Fire extinguishers;
  • Emergency action plans;
  • Removing equipment from use; and
  • Additional position-specific health and safety processes.

Walmart Compliance Champions, associates chosen by store management to promote compliance and ethics initiatives, including safety, are now active in many of our facilities. Additionally, an active continuous improvement team monitors compliance with health and safety regulations, as well as other compliance initiatives, in our facilities.