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Workplace Safety / OSHA Report / Ergonomics #183856

ABC Evening News for Monday, Nov 22, 1999
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Washington: Barry Serafin) Labor Department report on the need for ergonomics in the workplace examined; cost statistics for proposed regulations cited. [Postal worker Angela TUTT - describes her arm and hand injuries.] [OSHA Charles JEFFRESS - says OSHA must act because people are suffering.] The opposition of the business community to the proposed regulations noted. [National Association of Manufacturers Patrick CLEARY - says causation has not been linked to injuries.] [Sequins International Peter MEYER - explains how changes increase productivity.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(New York: John McKenzie) How repetition leads to debilitating stress injuries, especially carpal tunnel syndrome, examined; examples of injuries cited. [American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons Dr. Edward RANKIN, Hospital for Special Surgery Dr. Deborah SAINT-PHARD - describe the symptoms in the hand and wrist.]

Jennings, Peter;
McKenzie, John;
Serafin, Barry

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