National Journal looks at the fight of the business community against the "midnight regulations" and executive orders issued at the end of the Clinton Administration." The report describes how "corporate angst over ergonomics sparks an intense lobbying war," as "the ergonomics regulation affects more than 100 million workers who tap on keyboards and perform other routine tasks." The story points to an OSHA estimate that the first-year cost of the new ergonomics regulation would total $4.5 billion. The investigation details the specific demands of different business sectors. It reveals that "top corporate lobbyists aren't shy about voicing hope that the Bush Administration will jettison or modify unwanted regulations," while at the same time the administration is "also weighing concrete steps that could placate business."
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