Open Access Articles

November 30, 2001

OSHA Revises Term “MSD” in New Recordkeeping Rule

In the settlement, OSHA explains that a case is work-related if, and only if, a work event or exposure is a discernible cause of the injury or illness.
November 28, 2001

New Standard for Ergonomics in Medical Device Design

ANSI and AAMI have released a new standard relating ergonomics and human factors to the design of medical devices.
November 12, 2001

OSHA Continues to Delay Ergonomics Announcement

On the issue of the ergonomics standard, Swanson said that perhaps this December or January the DOL might come out with guidance on the issue.
October 22, 2001

OSHA Delays MSD Recordkeeping Rule

The definition of an MSD is part of provisions delayed in OSHA's new recordkeeping rule.
October 17, 2001

Controversial Nominee to Labor Post Through Senate Subcommittee

The Senate Health, Education and Labor Committee voted 11-10 in favor of the nomination of Eugene Scalia.
October 8, 2001

Ergonomics Regulations in the European Union – A Luxembourg Initiative

Group publishes opinion on work related MSDs. Opinion includes current EU regulations and suggests a more comprehensive framework for new MSD regulation.
June 27, 2000

U.S. Senate Adds Amendment Prohibiting OSHA’s Proposed Ergo Standards

On June 22, the U.S. Senate voted 57-41 to adopt an amendment that prohibits OSHA from implementing the proposed ergonomics standards.
June 13, 2000

July 7 OSHA Ergonomics Hearing in Atlanta

The informal public hearing on the economic impact of the proposed ergonomics standard on state and local governments, the United States Postal Service and railroads scheduled to begin July 7, 2000, will be held in Atlanta, OSHA announced today.
June 5, 2000

Senator Wants OSHA to Apply Brakes

Sen. Mike Enzi, R-Wyo., has asked OSHA to postpone a hearing scheduled for July 7.
May 25, 2000

OSHA’s Ergonomics Standard Threatened

The House Appropriations Committee voted to amend this year's biggest spending bill by barring the Occupational Safety and Health Administration's proposed ergonomics standards.
May 24, 2000

CATO Challenges OSHA

The Cato institute questions how OSHA can implement new ergonomics regulations when they already have litigation problems.
April 21, 2000

Insight from an OSHA Inspector

Speaking at ErgoWeb's recent Workplace Ergonomics Training Course, Emil Golias explained what OSHA's responsibility is in ergonomics.
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