Thursday, January 19, 2006

Ergonomics rule bill threatens to blur the line between policy and politics

Politics before safety ...

"The Legislature in Lansing is already passing bills and preparing to send them to Governor Jennifer Granholm even before she lays out her agenda during next week's State of the State address.

The House took quick action Tuesday on a bill that would stop the Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration from implementing so-called ergonomics rules. Those rules would require private businesses to comply with guidelines established by the government for everything from the kind of chair you sit in to how much you can carry while on the job. It is a bill, however, that threatens to blur the line between policy and politics.

House Republicans don't want the administration to adopt ergonomic rules that they say are over-burdensome and unwise for Michigan business."   continued ...   (michigan-osha.gif)

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

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