INDUSTRY APPLAUDS OSHA'S VOLUNTARY ERGONOMICS GUIDELINES

WASHINGTON -- The food industry last week breathed a collective sigh of relief as Labor Secretary Elaine Chao announced that the Occupational Safety and Health Administration would pursue ergonomics guidelines rather than enforce strict standards that could cripple businesses financially.The announcement comes scarcely one year after the industry banded together to fight a repeal of ergonomics regulations.

WASHINGTON -- The food industry last week breathed a collective sigh of relief as Labor Secretary Elaine Chao announced that the Occupational Safety and Health Administration would pursue ergonomics guidelines rather than enforce strict standards that could cripple businesses financially.

The announcement comes scarcely one year after the industry banded together to fight a repeal of ergonomics regulations. Industry executives claimed that the regulations would have cost businesses mi

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