AFGE Local 2113 - Ergonomics
On March 20, 2001, President Bush signed legislation
that repealed new ergonomic standards proposed by
the Occupational Safety and Health Administration
These OSHA standards, issued in November of 2000,
were the culmination of a ten-year battle to implement
guidelines to prevent hundreds of thousands of
workplace injuries each year. It was a hard-fought
battle that had finally been won.
Using the Congressional Review Act (CRA) for the first
time, the House passed the first health and safety
standard nullification in OSHA's 30-year history.
The so-called resolution of disapproval not only
eliminated the current ergonomics standard, it also
prohibits OSHA from issuing another similar rule unless
Congress gives subsequent permission.
AFGE News Release, April 24, 2002: "Body Parts are Expendable"
AFGE News Release, April 8, 2002: "Voluntary Guidelines Won't Cut It"
This page was last updated on April 26, 2002