Workplace Safety: Repetitive Stress Rule Overturned
|This vote overturned the ergonomics regulation that was also overturned by the Senate. The regulation, promulgated by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), protected workers from repetitive motion injuries. The workplace protection was unpopular with the business community, and immediately after taking office, the Bush Administration and Congressional Republicans set out to overturn it. Following the Senates lead, House Republicans secured enough votes under the Congressional Review Act to overturn the protective regulation and prohibit OSHA from drafting an alternative regulation in substantially the same form. Passed 223 Yea to 206 Nay.|
Votes from the 107th and 108th Sessions of U.S. Congress.
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