Tuesday, October 21, 2003

Washington State Ergonomics Campaign Update

The campaign against Proposition 841 which seeks to repeal Washington's ergonomics standard goes on:
Every year, 50,000 Washington workers suffer these kinds of "soft tissue" injuries such as carpal-tunnel syndrome and tendonitis. These injuries are expensive. Nearly half the cost of our state's workers-compensation system is attributed to these injuries. When business complains about the increasing cost of workers' compensation, doesn't it make sense to look at proven ways to reduce costs?
From an Op-Ed in today's Seattle Times by Washington State Labor Council President Rick Bender.

The "No on 841" Web Page is here.