What the future may hold for US federal ergonomics regulations

Job-specific rules proven to work better than one-size-fits-all approach

By Timothy (Tim) Pottorff

In 1992, I became the first ergonomist at Alcoa’s Warrick Ops in Newburgh, Indiana. I was there at the same time CEO Paul O’Neill was transforming the safety culture of the company, as well as its financial performance.

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