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This Day in History

Today: September 29, 2016

July 3, 1997

New Law in California for Ergonomic Standards

California's ergonomic standard took effect, dictating what employers must do to ensure that their workplaces prevent repetitive motion injuries like carpal tunnel syndrome. The new law, seen as a possible measure of similar standards elsewhere in the nation, reflected increasing instances of such injuries, largely due to increased computer use.