ASSOCIATIONS HIT PROPOSED OSHA RULE

WASHINGTON -- Food industry associations submitted formal statements last week voicing their opposition to an ergonomics standard proposed by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration.the standard scheduled for this month and next.Tim Hammonds, president and chief executive officer, Food Marketing Institute here said, "The proposed rule is one of the most fundamentally misguided and ill-conceived

WASHINGTON -- Food industry associations submitted formal statements last week voicing their opposition to an ergonomics standard proposed by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration.

the standard scheduled for this month and next.

Tim Hammonds, president and chief executive officer, Food Marketing Institute here said, "The proposed rule is one of the most fundamentally misguided and ill-conceived rules ever proposed by any regulatory agency. "

Thomas K. Zaucha, president and CEO, the National Grocers Association, Reston, Va., said, "OSHA has created a monster that will burden the industry."