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Worker Protection: Private Sector Ergonomics Programs Yield Positive Results

HEHS-97-163 Published: Aug 27, 1997. Publicly Released: Aug 27, 1997.
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Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on ergonomics programs to reduce work-related musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs), focusing on: (1) the core elements of effective ergonomics programs and how these elements are operationalized at the facility level; (2) whether these programs have proven beneficial to the employers and employees that have implemented them; and (3) the implications of these employers' experiences for other employers and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).

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