The Economics of Ergonomics

March 10, 1997
THE DAILY FED

The Economics of Ergonomics

Nancy C. Adams, a career executive at the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, has a tough new job: trying to convince employers that it's in their interest to retool their offices and factories to prevent repetitive stress injuries.

The opposition to establishing ergonomic regulations is formidable. The last time OSHA tried, in 1995, the Republican-led Congress intervened and held up funding for the work.

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