Senate File 69       



                                 SENATE FILE       
                                 BY  DANIELSON

                                      A BILL FOR

  1 An Act requiring a study on the feasibility and economic impact
  2    of establishing an ergonomics standard for workplaces.
  3 BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF IOWA:
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  1  1    Section 1.  ERGONOMICS STUDY.  The labor services division
  1  2 of the department of workforce development, in consultation
  1  3 with stakeholder groups representing employers and employees,
  1  4 shall conduct a study on the feasibility and economic
  1  5 impact of establishing an ergonomics standard in this state
  1  6 for workplaces prone to repetitive motion injuries. The
  1  7 study shall include the feasibility and economic impact of
  1  8 implementing a program to minimize repetitive motion injuries
  1  9 in the workplace, which would include workplace evaluations,
  1 10 control of exposures which cause repetitive motion injuries,
  1 11 and employee training. The division shall submit a report on
  1 12 the findings and recommendations of the study to the general
  1 13 assembly by December 20, 2013.
  1 14                           EXPLANATION
  1 15    This bill requires the labor services division of the
  1 16 department of workforce development, in consultation with
  1 17 stakeholder groups representing employers and employees,
  1 18 to conduct a study on the feasibility and economic impact
  1 19 of establishing an ergonomics standard in this state for
  1 20 workplaces prone to repetitive motion injuries. The study is
  1 21 required to include the feasibility and economic impact of
  1 22 implementing a program to minimize repetitive motion injuries
  1 23 in the workplace, which would include workplace evaluations,
  1 24 control of exposures which cause repetitive motion injuries,
  1 25 and employee training.
  1 26    A report on the findings and recommendations of the study is
  1 27 due to the general assembly by December 20, 2013.
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