Osha Won’t Rule On Repetitive Strain

The Occupational Health and Safety Administration is abandoning plans to issue tough regulations aimed at protecting thousands of American workers from repetitive strain injuries.

OSHA says political pressure and opposition from business groups forced it to back down.

“In the face of congressional intervention in OSHA standard setting, it is not possible now to publish a standard which has the breadth necessary to attack this problem,” said Joseph Dear, OSHA administrator.

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