Re: Ergonomics program becomes final Rule

From:Roger Moretz <>

Or not.  In fact, I think that this was another set of
regs that the current administration felt was a little
out of kilter and withheld final implementation.  Of
course, I could be wrong, but I _thought_ that was
what I was told.  One of my activist friends was quite
"exercised" over the whole fracas.  The sticker was
that there were checks and balances within the system
that would have been implemented under the new
regs--to wit that the only thing needed to establish a
claim for RMS would be the claim by the individual--no
medical verification would be required.  I too have
developed some RMS (diagnosed as tennis
elbow--prescription is to 'do something else', now
wearing a tennis elbow splint) but do feel that any
such claim must be substantiated.  The best thing is
to get your employer to begin replacing the beasts
that cause the problem with ergonomically designed
units--and they are out there for about the same price
as the old style.  IMHO.

Roger Moretz, Ph.D.
Dept of Toxicology
Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals

--- "Flores, Teresa" <> wrote:
> >Date: Wed, 24 Jan 2001 22:14:43 -0500 (EST)
> >From:
> >Subject: Ergonomics program becomes final Rule
> >To:
> >MIME-version: 1.0
> >
> >OSHA has issued a final Ergonomics Program standard
> (29  CFR 1910.900)
> >effective January 16, 2001.   More information can
> be obtained by going to
> >the OSHA site...
> >
> >

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