| Mike Maier
|| Posted At 14:34:37 01/12/2000
The problem on the ergonomics standards is not so much Pete DeLuca as it is the Legislature. Last week, DeLuca told the assembled throng at the ergo meeting that Oregon will not have ergo laws until (unless) the Fed proposal makes it through. The reason for no Oregon rules, he said, is that the Legislature decreed that it would be that way. No laws or anything, just a decree--but DeLuca and DCBS are not going to defy the Legislature, which holds the purse strings to the DCBS budget and nearly gutted OR-OSHA in 1999 save for fierce lobbying from Labor. So, let's be clear about who the real scumbags are here.