West Virginia Ergonomics laws & safety compliance analysis

West Virginia Ergonomics : What you need to know

West Virginia 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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West Virginia’s safety and health rules govern public sector (state and local government offices and operations) workplaces. Any state regulatory agency response to injury or illness in a public sector (state and local government) workplace related to a musculoskeletal disorder may fall under the obligations of the state General Duty Clause (WV Code 21-3A-1a).

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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