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May 1, 2002

OSHA Announces Formation of Ergonomics Committee

The second in a line of initiatives for OSHA's comprehensive approach to reducing musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) was announced April 30 with the formation of the National Advisory Committee on Ergonomics.
May 1, 2002

OSHA Announces Ergonomics Strategy, Targets Nursing Homes For First Industry-Specific Guidelines, Braces For Battle With Congress

Overview of OSHA's planned industry-specific ergonomics guidelines.
April 26, 2002

Senators Push for More Ergonomics from OSHA

Senators propose new ergonomics plan as Chao defends OSHA's policy.
April 24, 2002

OSHA Announces First Industry Target for Ergonomics Guidelines

OSHA announced that the first industry-specific guidelines to reduce MSDs will be developed for nursing homes.
April 16, 2002

OSHA Continues Ergonomics Push with RIMS Agreement and Naming of Regional Ergo Coordinators

RIMS and OSHA partner as Henshaw names regional ergonomics directors.
April 11, 2002

Chao Responds to Steady Workplace Injury Rates

A total of 1.7 million injuries and illnesses in private industry required recuperation away from work beyond the day of the incident in 2000. The number of these cases in 2000 was about the same as in 1999.
January 4, 2001

OSHA Gets High Marks for Worker Satisfaction

Survey results from the American Customer Satisfaction Index (ACSI) revealed that workers who participated in OSHA inspections gave OSHA high marks for its standards, information, and customer service.
December 18, 2000

The Pros and Cons of Qualifying for OSHA

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December 12, 2000


Leading newspapers report Republicans have very little chance to undo OSHA's ergonomics rule.
December 11, 2000

Attorney Shares Insight on Legal Challenges Against OSHA

The attorney for the National Coalition on Ergonomics, David Sarvadi, explains their legal position against OSHA's Ergonomics Program Standard and elaborates on the legal process of the appeals.
December 6, 2000

Ford Motor Company, UAW and OSHA Form Worker Safety Partnership

Ford Motor Company (NYSE: F), the United Auto Workers Union (UAW) and the U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) have formed a partnership to improve worker health and safety conditions.
November 27, 2000

Insurance Companies Explain Ergonomics Lawsuit Against OSHA

The Alliance of American Insurers has joined the National Coalition on Ergonomics' lawsuit challenging the legitimacy of the ergonomic standard recently finalized by OSHA.
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