Unions want broader, tighter ergo rule
- The standard is not proactive enough — Employers must be required to fix ergonomic-related hazards before employees are injured;
- The standard allows too much time for compliance;
- OSHA must set a timetable for ergo requirements covering the railroad industry, construction, agriculture, and maritime industries.
Within three weeks of the standard being published, these groups had filed court challenges: AFL-CIO; Union of Needletrades, Industrial and Textile Employees; United Steelworkers; American Iron and Steel Institute; International Brotherhood of Teamsters; Oregon AFL-CIO; National Association of Manufacturers; U.S. Chamber of Commerce; Labor Policy Association; Society for Human Resource Management; National Beer Wholesalers Association; National Coalition on Ergonomics; and Atlantic Indemnity Company.