If it works for Texas, it’ll work for Washington? That’s the sentiment driving a recent lawsuit filed by the Building Industry Association of Washington against the state of Washington and its new ergonomics rule.
The case is also a good example of the opposition regulators can expect to face when attempting to enact ergonomics rules on a state-by-state basis, which in effect creates an uneven playing field for industry.
The cry of foul started with a simple letter to Wal-Mart from Washington’s director of the Department of Labor and Industries stating that the company’s planned distribution center in Grandview would pass the ergonomics test. That spawned the home builders’ group — also fighting the state’s new and strict ergonomics rules in court