WASHINGTON (June 7)—The U.S. Labor Department has scheduled a series of hearings on ergonomics in July, according to news sources. The schedule calls for a hearing July 16 in Washington, D.C.; July 20 in Chicago; and July 24 in California. The Clinton administration held extensive hearings prior to issuing its ergonomics standard in January, but Congress rejected that regulation in March because of widespread opposition from rubber manufacturers and other industries. Since then, congressional Democrats have pressured Labor Secretary Elaine Chao to set a deadline for new ergonomics rulemaking.
Labor Department plans new ergonomics hearings
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