Monday, August 22, 2005

OSHA Agreements Cancelled - Ergonomics

Less, not more? ...

"Ergonomics agreements made between OSHA and large companies during the Clinton Administration would have likely dissolved on their own due to upcoming expiration dates. For an undisclosed reason, this month the Bush Administration went out of its way to cancel those agreements.

OSHA's Ergonomic Standard of 2000 was supported by Unions and fought by businesses. It was regulation designed to protect workers from injury. The Standard remained in effect until 2002, when the Bush administration overturned it, and replaced it with a "four pronged, comprehensive approach". Although many industries made the committment to participate, this new program has been lacking in funds and support from politicians. Additionally, OSHA has not been monitoring the Clinton agreements for quite some time."   continued ...   (Via BellaOnline)

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

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