Congress Should Back Off On Ergonomics Regulation

Just when you thought it was safe to relax and no longer worry about the government imposing ergonomic standards, a bill was introduced in Congress calling for federal action.

The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration recently announced its initiative to work with the private sector to make information available that could bolster ergonomic loss control. This was welcome news after the Clinton Administration’s more onerous mandates were thrown out by Congress shortly after the Republicans took power in early 2001.

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