OSHA Proposes Rules on Ergonomics

NPR's Kathleen Schalch reports on new rules on ergonomics proposed by the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration. The intent is to cut down on the incidence of workplace injuries caused by repetitive motion or bad posture, which can lead to things like carpal tunnel syndrome and back problems. But business organizations say there's not enough scientific evidence behind the claims, and the rules could cost them billions of dollars.



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