OSHA VOLUNTARY STANDARDS STATED; RETAILERS STILL WARY

WASHINGTON -- New ergonomic guidelines for retail grocery stores released May 28 by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration here met with qualified praise from retailers and contempt from labor.Food Marketing Institute and National Grocers Association each reiterated their stances that the guidelines remain voluntary, and that OSHA field staff refrain from enforcing them as standards. In

WASHINGTON -- New ergonomic guidelines for retail grocery stores released May 28 by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration here met with qualified praise from retailers and contempt from labor.

Food Marketing Institute and National Grocers Association each reiterated their stances that the guidelines remain voluntary, and that OSHA field staff refrain from enforcing them as standards. In the meantime, the United Food and Commercial Workers Union denounced the guidelines as

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