INDUSTRY CHEERS AS ERGONOMICS RULES DIE

WASHINGTON -- Food industry leaders last week applauded Congress for voting to scrap the Occupational Safety and Health Administration ergonomics regulations.The victory followed months of lobbying by national and local industry groups.The Senate voted 56-44, while the House voted 222-198 to overturn the OSHA rules.Although the Senate is split 50-50 between Republicans and Democrats, six Democratic

WASHINGTON -- Food industry leaders last week applauded Congress for voting to scrap the Occupational Safety and Health Administration ergonomics regulations.

The victory followed months of lobbying by national and local industry groups.

The Senate voted 56-44, while the House voted 222-198 to overturn the OSHA rules.

Although the Senate is split 50-50 between Republicans and Democrats, six Democratic senators joined all 50 Republicans in supporting the GOP-backed

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