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I noticed more discussion about ergonomics since March 2017 than I have seen since 2002 . Ergonomics was a hot topic in 1997, then again in 2000 when it became a Federal Regulation to have an ergonomic work station for every employee, then again when OSHA’s Ergonomic Standard was repealed in March 2001 by President Bush.
Ergonomics is important now so that you do not become disabled when you get older. For employees, don’t hesitate to talk to your employer about your ergonomic positioning or your work station.
For employers, even though President Bush repealed OSHA’s ergonomic standard, OSHA was auditing and fining companies under the General Duty Clause for not reporting MSD’s since at least 1997; it may have been prior to 1997. Several companies quit manufacturing products in the United States at that time due to the fines incurred by non-reporting of MSD’s.
Remember to report any suspected musculoskeletal disorders to OSHA by filling out OSHA’s Form 300A on-line as it is the law under the General Duty Clause of the OSH Act. If you fail to report a MSD, you still can be audited and fined by OSHA.