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State Wants to Make Workplace Safer

Posted April 28, 1997 12:00 a.m. EDT

— State health advocates are working to make everyone's work environment safer. Lawmakers are considering a bill aimed at reducing the number of repetitive-motion injuries.

Most motion injuries are caused by working in awkward positions, heavy lifting and over-exertion.

The proposed law would require new workplace rules to stop such problems before someone is affected.