health & safety laws Jun 01, 2023

Ergonomics legislation has always been a hot topic in the ergonomics industry. Since the 1990s, there’ve been a lot of measures taken in order to prevent ergonomic hazards in the workplace. Recently, Senate Bill 5217 (SB 5217), otherwise known as the Ergonomics Bill passed the Washington House. This bill allows state regulators to adopt ergonomic regulations to better address workplace musculoskeletal injuries and disorders—a major driver of workers’ comp claims. But what does this mean to ergonomics professionals and how will it impact the future of ergonomics?

Here are some snippets for this week’s episode:

→ [01:42] - Is there an ergo requirement?

→ [02:19] - What’s the Senate Bill 5217?

→ [04:05] - A brief look at the history of ergonomics regulation in the U.S.

→ [07:55] - Regardless of whether there are federal regulations or not, there’ll always be a business case for ergonomics. Leverage workplace safety in your marketing.

Take a listen here.

Let’s Keep the Conversation Going

What do you think about ergonomics legislation? Is it something we need to do as an industry to improve our foothold and encourage more people to invest in ergonomics?

If you’re interested in continuing this conversation and working toward building a thriving ergonomic business, then I want to encourage you to learn more about the Accelerate: The Business of Ergonomics Program. 

In this program, you can share your ideas or learn more about marketing strategies with other ergonomic professionals around the world. Not only will you get to connect to like-minded individuals, but you’ll also be provided with the necessary tools and resources that’ll help you generate more revenue for your ergonomics consultancy. I'm going to be opening the enrollment for the Accelerate at the end of June 2023, so make sure to sign up for the waitlist now.


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