ErgoFlash-Super quick news summaries (4/9/01)

Quiet Down in There: Researchers at Cornell University found that workers in moderately noisy offices made less ergonomic adjustments to their work stations and experienced more stress than workers [...]

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Two Bills Introduced to Address Ergonomics

S. 598 introduced on March 22, 2001 by Louisiana Sens. Breaux and Mary Landrieu , Sens. Max Cleland (D-Ga.), Tim Johnson (D- S.D.), Blanche Lincoln (D-Ark.), Zell Miller (D-Ga.), Ben Nelson (D-Neb.), [...]

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Grants Available for Research in Ergonomic Areas

EXTENDED WORK SCHEDULES IN THE NEW ECONOMY: HEALTH AND SAFETY RISKS TO WORKERS The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announces the availability of fiscal year (FY) 2001 funds for [...]

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ANSI and NSC may Provide Voluntary Ergonomic Guidelines for Businesses

The political powers the be have decreed that OSHA will not have an Ergonomics Program Standard this year. Does this mean that the term "ergonomics" will go the way of 'butterfly ballot' and 'chad'? N [...]

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ASSE Statement Concerning the Federal Ergonomics Standard

News Release from ASSE President Samuel J. Gualardo, CSP DES PLAINES, IL (March 16, 2001) -- - Although the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration's (OSHA) ergonomics standard wa [...]

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Workers’ Compensation and an Aging Workforce

A specific area of research and design in the field of ergonomics revolves around an aging and elderly population. Products are increasingly being designed specifically for this population, or redesig [...]

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New Ergonomics Regulations Being Discussed

OHSA's latest attempt at a workplace ergonomics standard was dealt a final blow yesterday when Bush signed its repeal into law, but a bipartisan movement to draft a new set of rules is already underwa [...]

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