November 2001

Loss Prevention/Management Guidelines

Ergonomics is still good business

Though legislation in the U.S. has stalled, these principles and resources can be applied to improve productivity

W. H. WEISS, Consultant, Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio       Comments? Write: The latest ergonomics rules developed by OSHA were short-lived – in March 2001, Congress passed legislation repealing them. However, business and industry should continue to adopt and promote ergonomics. Here's why: Practicing ergonomics results in improved jobs and better workplace conditions. Safety is a prime consideration to both management and employees – ergonomic designs and installations provide it. Lost time due to employee injuries and accidents drops – as do insurance rat

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