Monday, May 30, 2005

Small businesses may get more power versus OSHA

"The Occupational Safety and Health Administration no longer riles businesses by proposing ergonomics regulations or suggesting that employers are responsible for the safety of their employees' home work environments.

Those are just bad memories from the Clinton years. Small businesses, however, still complain that OSHA doesn't treat them fairly when it comes to enforcing workplace safety regulations.

And that is at issue in the construction industry, which accounts for 38 percent of the work force in small business, but 56 percent of all small business fatalities. Laborers/material movers and heavy equipment/tractor trailer drivers make up two of the three occupations with the highest number of injuries resulting in time lost from the job." continued ... (Via The Phoenix Business Journal)

OSHA - User Interface Design, Human Computer Interaction (HCI), Ergonomics

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