Ergo rule a nightmare, says business group
"OSHA's ergonomics rule would force me to become a better doctor than the physicians who treat these injuries and the scientists who research this issue," said Stu McMichael, owner of a small print shop.
"Nowhere within the pages of the proposal does OSHA actually answer these fundamental questions surrounding the issue of ergonomics: How many repetitions are too many? How heavy a lift is too heavy? Or when does a position become awkward?" said Hiden. "That's because OSHA doesn't have those answers, so they have decided to write a regulation forcing employers to figure out what has thus far eluded the entire medical and scientific communities."
The National Coalition on Ergonomics is made up of more than 300 associations and businesses.