The holiday shopping season is here, providing retailers the opportunity to generate as much as 40 percent of their annual revenue.

LeClairRyan's Retail Industry team encourages clients to effectively mitigate the risks of injury and loss associated with dense shopping crowds by reviewing and incorporating OSHA's crowd control guidelines into their existing security protocols--protecting their businesses and bottom lines.

The National Retail Federation (NRF) estimates that as many as 147 million shoppers will visit stores and shop online this coming weekend. Despite a lagging U.S. economy, NRF expects holiday sales to grow 4 percent this year to $586 billion.