Senate File 69 - Introduced SENATE FILE 69 BY DANIELSON A BILL FOR An Act requiring a study on the feasibility and economic impact 1 of establishing an ergonomics standard for workplaces. 2 BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF IOWA: 3 TLSB 1702XS (1) 85 je/nh
S.F. 69 Section 1. ERGONOMICS STUDY. The labor services division 1 of the department of workforce development, in consultation 2 with stakeholder groups representing employers and employees, 3 shall conduct a study on the feasibility and economic 4 impact of establishing an ergonomics standard in this state 5 for workplaces prone to repetitive motion injuries. The 6 study shall include the feasibility and economic impact of 7 implementing a program to minimize repetitive motion injuries 8 in the workplace, which would include workplace evaluations, 9 control of exposures which cause repetitive motion injuries, 10 and employee training. The division shall submit a report on 11 the findings and recommendations of the study to the general 12 assembly by December 20, 2013. 13 EXPLANATION 14 This bill requires the labor services division of the 15 department of workforce development, in consultation with 16 stakeholder groups representing employers and employees, 17 to conduct a study on the feasibility and economic impact 18 of establishing an ergonomics standard in this state for 19 workplaces prone to repetitive motion injuries. The study is 20 required to include the feasibility and economic impact of 21 implementing a program to minimize repetitive motion injuries 22 in the workplace, which would include workplace evaluations, 23 control of exposures which cause repetitive motion injuries, 24 and employee training. 25 A report on the findings and recommendations of the study is 26 due to the general assembly by December 20, 2013. 27 -1- LSB 1702XS (1) 85 je/nh 1/ 1