Kansas Ergonomics laws & safety compliance analysis

Kansas Ergonomics : What you need to know

Kansas does not have its own ergonomics requirements for reducing musculoskeletal disorders in the workplace. Any regulatory agency response to injury or illness in a private sector (private businesses and nonprofit organizations) workplace related to a musculoskeletal disorder may fall under the obligations of the federal General Duty Clause.

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Public sector employers (state and local government offices, operations, and schools) are governed by state workplace safety and health abatement orders. Abatement orders usually cite federal safety and health standards when giving notice of violations, though the state has not adopted any specific rules of its own. Public sector employers must respond to abatement orders within 60 days of issuance.

Federal OSHA has developed voluntary ergonomics guidelines for nursing homes, retail grocery stores, and poultry processing and is in the process of issuing guidelines for several other industries.

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