November 2001

Loss Prevention/Management Guidelines

Ergonomics is still good business (1)

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

Weiss, W. H., Consultant

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 rates. In addition, ergonomics invariably manifests itself in increased productivity. Solve problems. When managers and engineers have access to ergonomics information, they can readily see where

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