As discussed in the Unit VI Lesson the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) published a final ergonomics program standard on November 14 2000 which took effect January 16 2001. Congress passed Senate Joint Resolution 6 which rescinded the original ergonomics rule that under the Congressional Review Act prohibited OSHA from issuing a rule that is substantially the same as the former one. Since 2001 OSHA has issued several ergonomics guidelines for some specific industries and OSHA can cite ergonomic hazards only under the General Duty Clause. What are your thoughts about the way Congress rescinded the original ergonomics rule and how OSHA currently regulates ergonomic hazards in the workplace? half a page

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