Ergonomic Injuries in Maryland

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2001-03-20
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8 pages
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The Special Investigations Division of the House Committee on Government Reform investigated ergonomic injuries in Maryland to estimate the potential impact of repealing the 2000 US Department of Labor ergonomic rule. This provision required employers to provide info to employees about ergonomic injuries, how to recognize and report them, and brief descriptions of new ergonomic standards. The investigation revealed that thousands of Maryland workers suffer each year from economic injuries, many of which are severe and cause workers to miss significant time away from work. Overall, these injuries were estimated to cost of $1 billion each year.
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