Senator Kit Bond wants OSHA to rethink its proposed rules on ergonomic injuries. Those are the aches and pains suffered from repetitive motion activities like typing. He has convinced the Senate to withhold funding for putting the rules in effect, and expects the House to follow, though the president could still O-K the new rules. Bond is upset with OSHA’s estimate of the cost of its regulations, pegged at $4 billion dollars. He points out the Independent Office of Advocacy for Small Business estimates the cost at as much as $60 billion dollars. Bond says OSHA needs to wait on a study being conducted on repetitive-stress injuries before it proceeds.
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