Ban on Ergonomics Rules About To Be Law

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Gov. Rick Snyder plans to sign a bill that would prevent state-level administrative rules mandating workplace ergonomics in Michigan.
The Republican governor scheduled a formal bill signing event for Tuesday afternoon.
Ergonomics aims to limit injuries caused by lifting, repetitive motion and awkward work positions. Then-Democratic Gov. Jennifer Granholm's administration worked on ergonomics rules but never enacted them.
Snyder has said he wants to stop what he calls "overreaching" ergonomics regulations.
Businesses say mandatory regulations may prove costly. The legislation is aimed at making sure Michigan can't have stricter rules than the federal government.
Opponents including many Democrats say the proposal limits the state's ability to protect workers.


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