Employers wary of changes in approach, focus at OSHA | Business Insurance
Employers are concerned about changes at the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, including a shift to more aggressive enforcement and increased attention to musculoskeletal disorders.
“The only reason why OSHA would want to capture that data is to build a case for doing something on ergonomics,” said Marc Freedman, executive director for labor law policy at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce in Washington. “Whether it's a full-blown regulation or some other approach, we don't know. But it's abundantly clear they want that data for the purpose of moving forward on some approach regarding ergonomics.”
Yes I remember this fight and it was the only effort OSHA made in years to produce a new standard and then just when we thought it was in. it was appealed. Jordan wrote extensively about ergonomics one post is located here
I guess my question is if the Chamber feels it is not an issue then why worry about data collection?