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Wednesday, November 05, 2003

Ergonomics Rules Go Down To Defeat In Washington State

Although I have not had to deal with ergonomic rules (or the threat of them) very often, they are a big concern to many employers. To this point there has been more talk about them than action. The Washington state experience seems to be a good example. A comprehensive set of rules was enacted, but implementation was postponed. After other battles, the latest was a well funded initiative opposing them. which was apparently successful yesterday. The Seattle Post-Intelligencer has the story. Could be interesting that the rules wouldn't fly with the general public, or it could just be another example of what occurs in the sometimes wacky world of initiative.

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