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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  • by Tara Location: Oakland on Mar 24, 2011 at 12:36 AM
    I'm not a residence in the State of Michigan; however here in California it took the State years to realize that ergonomic was needed to alleviate workers compensation that damaged the businesses profit. This Governor isn't a businessman for businesses just a cover-up to the incompetent person who put America in this terrible deficit that us past 1982 utility workers struggle to achieve for ergonomics.
  • by Anonymous on Mar 22, 2011 at 04:48 PM
    Rick is trying to get jobs back. If it means reducing some of the rules that inhibit growth, let it be.
  • by Anonymous on Mar 22, 2011 at 01:00 PM
    Hey Rick! What the heck man? where's the jobs you said you were going to get? So far you have done nothing.
  • by vj Location: Lansing on Mar 22, 2011 at 10:52 AM
    Has anyone noticed just how much of what Snyder (a businessman) is doing is aimed at saving money for business at the cost of the working man?? It is so blatently clear just why this man ran for governor in the first place. Not because he cares but to improve his profits in the years to come. As I've said before, Michigan is in trouble!
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