Bush kills ergonomics regulations

March 21, 2001

President George W. Bush has repealed the Occupational Safety and Health Administration's (OSHA) ergonomics rule.

The Senate and House of Representatives had voted to overturn the standard in recent weeks.

Regulations were designed to reduce the number and severity of workplace musculoskeletal disorders like carpal tunnel syndrome, according to OSHA. Critics said the rulings were too vague and potentially invasive.