Washington voters enacted an initiative prohibiting the Department of Labor and Industries from regulating musculoskeletal injuries (ergonomic related injuries) because many of these injuries are due to personal behaviors, are non-work related and extraordinarily difficult to diagnose. In 2022, Legislation was introduced to repeal the voter approved prohibition. WR anticipates the bill will be reintroduced in 2023.
WR will actively oppose any legislative attempts to allow LNI to adopt ergo regulations. We will testify, meet with key legislators, participate in the employer coalition and do a member call to action.