Today's News

6 states address ergo issues, with emphasis on safe patient handling (2/24)

February 24, 2011
/ Print / Reprints /
ShareMore
/ Text Size+


Ergonomic is kryptonite at the national level, with OSHA officials not even mentioning the word in speeches these days. Ergo is so toxic that even the agency’s proposal to have employers separately log ergo-related injuries was withdrawn. But it’s a different story at the state level. In the American Industrial Hygiene Association’s latest “Happenings From the Hill,” Government Affairs Director Aaron Trippler offers this update:
  • Illinois: Safe patient handling legislation - Pending
  • Massachusetts: Establishes safe patient handling policy – Pending
  • Maine: Safe patient handling legislation – Pending
  • Michigan: Prohibits ergonomics regulations – Pending
  • Michigan: Prohibits promulgation of ergonomics rules – Passed Senate
  • Missouri: Establishes safe patient committee to recommend program – Pending
  • Mississippi: Urges ergonomics practices – Pending
  • Mississippi: Enacts safe patient handling act – Died in Committee
  • New York: Requires safe patient handling – Pending
  • New York: Enacts safe patient handling act – Pending
  • New York: Creates safe patient handling task force – Pending
  • New York: Creates safe patient handling task force – Pending
Apparently healthcare workers, orderlies and nurses, have more clout than industrial workers in terms of possibly receiving ergo protections, specifically the act of patient handling.

Did you enjoy this article? Click here to subscribe to ISHN.

You must login or register in order to post a comment.

STAY CONNECTED

Facebook logo Twitter YouTubeLinkedIn Google + icon

Multimedia

Videos

Image Galleries

ASSE Safety 2014 Review

A gallery of photos from the sprawling Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, where ASSE’s annual professional development conference was held June 8-11. All photos courtesy of the American Society of Safety Engineers.

9/30/14 2:00 pm EST

Leveraging Sustainability Initiatives to Benefit Your Community and Increase Compliance

This webinar will review how General Motors' Sustainability initiatives are being leveraged to improve the community and the environment, create efficient energy programs, improve sustainability tracking, impact on processes and overall reporting and improve overall social, environmental and corporate sustainability.

ISHN Magazine

ISHN SEPTEMBER 2014 COVER

2014 September

ISHN'S September issue features a series of essay on thought leadership. Get expert advice on self-motivation, compliance and more!

Table Of Contents Subscribe

THE ISHN STORE

M:\General Shared\__AEC Store Katie Z\AEC Store\Images\ISHN\safetyfourth.jpg
Safety Engineering, 4th Edition

A practical, solutions-driven reference, Safety Engineering, 4th edition, has been completely revised and updated to reflect many of today’s issues in safety.

More Products

For Distributors Only - SEPTEMBER 2014

ISHN FDO SEPTEMBER 2014For Distributors Only is ISHN's niche brand standard-sized magazine supplement aimed at an audience of 2,000 U.S. distributors that sell safety products. Circulation only goes to distributors. CHECK OUT THE SEPTEMBER 2014 ISSUE OF FDO HERE

ishn infographics

2012 US workplace deathsCheck out ISHN's new Infographic page! Learn more about worker safety through these interactive images. CLICK HERE to view the page.