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The Occupational Safety and Health Administration beat back the latest effort on Capitol Hill to prevent it from requiring businesses to establish ergonomics programs.
Sen. Christopher "Kit" Bond, R-Mo., tried to attach an amendment Oct. 7 to the Labor, Health and Human Services appropriations bill that would stop OSHA from proceeding with its ergonomics standard until the National Academy of Sciences completes its study on the causal link between repetitive work tasks and musculoskeletal disorders. Bond withdrew the amendment after Democrats insisted on unlimited debate on the issue, which would have stalled the appropriations bill.
It appears Bond will get another shot at the OSHA regulation, however. Senate Majority Leader Trent Lott …