Go to the following website for the United States Department of Labor; http://www.osha.gov/ergonomics/guidelines/nursinghome/ and review the ergonomic guidelines for nursing homes. Discuss with your peers why you believe that the guidelines are critical. What ramifications should be in place for those who violate the ergonomic standards? Do you believe that workers compensations claims would be lower if ergonomic standards were present in all jobs and why?
*a good substantial reply – 4-5 paragraphs minimum would be ok.