This from our sibling, ProSales:
How dangerous is it to be an LBM dealer in the United States? Would you say that your job is safer than say someone building a house? New numbers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics suggests that it may actually be more dangerous to be the one supplying a construction job rather than the one building it.
The 28 page report (available here) looks at employer reported workplace injuries and illnesses from 2015 across numerous industries. Of the four construction related industries represented in the survey, dealers had a higher incidence rate of injuries, and the second highest number of cases. Only specialty trade contractors had a greater number of cases. It's important to note that this category includes incidents at big box chains such as Home Depot and Lowe's. Data specifically for pro-leaning dealers is not yet available.