Federal Assistance May Help Curb Injuries in the Workplace
New federal regulations may require employers to keep more extensive records on ergonomic-related injuries may help the government re-institute workplace-safety protections that were repealed under the Bush administration. The efforts are intended to push employers to minimize the risk of repetitive-motion injuries for employees.
Sources say that the new rules may force U.S. employers to invest nearly $4 billion dollarrs in workplace improvements to minimize repetitive motion injuries. According to those familiar with the regulations, corporations may be initially resistant to any rules that are imposed regarding ergonomic-related improvements, but the government’s goal is to provide a safer work environment for U.S. employees.
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