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Blog Author Angelique Sanders

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Thursday, February 04, 2010

US Business Opposes Work Safety Proposal

This report comes from the financial times in London (U.K.) It summarizes what might be developing into a major fight between business and OSHA concerning recording repetitive motion injury information. The article states:

"An arcane-sounding proposal by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) related to repetitive-strain injuries is expected to revive a 10-year-old battle that began during the Clinton administration, pitting labour unions against business advocates such as the US Chamber of Commerce over how the government should define ergonomic injuries in the workplace."

"There are a lot of scientific questions on whether ergonomic injuries are caused by the workplace or outside the workplace, including lifestyle and genetics," says Marc Freedman at the US chamber. "Unlike every other hazard for which OSHA regulates, ergonomics is not limited to the workplace. That makes it extremely problematic."

Read the entire article here.

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