Open Access Articles

March 15, 2002

New Rumblings and Grumblings Emerging From Congress, Lobbyists, and OSHA

Senators call for action on ergonomics; lobbyists recommend against interupting the process. Meanwhile, OSHA moves forward with warning letters and Site Specific Targeting.
March 1, 2002

Groups Demanding OSHA Address Ergonomics

Deadlines for action on ergonomics and musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) in the workplace have come and gone without OSHA making headway. With a year gone by, several groups are calling on OSHA to take action now.
February 20, 2002

Essentials of an Occupational Ergonomics Program

Musculoskeletal disorder (MSD) prevention programs in the workplace, often called ergonomics programs, have been shown to lower business costs due to decreased lost time, decreased incidence of injury, and decreased workers' compensation costs.
February 8, 2002

New Ergo Regs Proposed in Alaska and Minnesota

California and Washington already have ergonomics standards on the books. With the Federal Government taking an apparent hiatus on ergonomics, some states are proposing their own regulations.
January 16, 2002

OSHA Settles With Beverly On Citations Related to Lifting Nursing Home Residents

Ending 10 years of litigation, Beverly Enterprises agreed to adopt specific ergonomic measures to reduce injuries to employees performing patient lifts. Beverly will withdraw its contest of the citations and OSHA will withdraw proposed penalties.
December 26, 2001

Control Strategies: Engineering, Administrative and PPE

The creation of control options depends on the experience and imagination of the analyst. Although specific solutions vary, there is a standard thought process that can be applied.
October 18, 2000

ErgoWeb Announces new OSHA Ergonomics Standards Watch section of ergoweb.com

ErgoWeb Announces new OSHA Ergonomics Standards Watch section of ergoweb.com. This new section is dedicated to providing companies with complete information and understanding of the pending OSHA ergonomics standard
October 6, 2000

OSHA Working Hard to Pass Ergonomics Standard by Year End

While the conference committee is busy formulating a final Labor-HHS bill to present to President Clinton, OSHA is spinning its wheels in preparation for a final ergonomics standard by the end of the year.
September 22, 2000

Possible Outcomes for OSHA’s Proposed Ergonomics Standard

If OSHA's proposed ergonomics standard isn't confusing enough, try examining OSHA's task of implementing a new standard.
August 23, 2000

OSHA Accepting Proposals for $4.7 Million in Safety and Health Training Grants

Proposals are being accepted until Oct. 27 for $4.7 million in grants to nonprofit organizations for safety and health training under the Occupation Safety and Health Administration's Susan Harwood Training Grants program.
August 21, 2000

OSHA Protections Extended to Flight Attendants

A memorandum of understanding was recently signed between the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) offering new worker protection to flight attendants.
August 3, 2000

OSHA Finalizes Self-Audit Policy

Government safety inspectors will not routinely request that employers who voluntarily evaluate work sites for potential safety and health problems provide the findings to the government during safety and health inspections.
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