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Committee Approves OSHA Bill


A bill mandating that the Occupational Safety and Health Administration issue a new rule on ergonomic injuries within two years has been approved by a Senate panel on a party line, 11-10 vote.

The Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions approved S. 2184 despite concerns from insurers that its language could be construed to allow OSHA to promulgate a rule that conflicts with state workers comp laws.

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