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January 15, 2021

Aging Workforce Might Spur OSHA To Boost Ergonomics Enforcement

January 4, 2021 at 5:57 PM
As the average age of workers rises due to delayed retirements, the economic recession and other factors, employers’ attorneys are warning companies that OSHA could step up enforcement related to ergonomics hazards that can pose a greater risk to older workers even though the agency lacks an explicit ergonomics standard. During a recent Conn Maciel Carey webcast on employment issues posed by the aging workforce, attorney Ashley D. Mitchell said a range of factors have led older workers to stay...

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