J. J. Keller: Regulatory/compliance by the Book
Shaw, Webb, Information Today
On Jan. 14, 2001, in the waning days of the Clinton administration, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration's (OSHA) ergonomics program standard went into effect. Regulatory/compliance publishers savored the prospect of a new regulation that affected almost every industry. Based on the new rule, J. J. Keller & Associates, Inc. (www.jjkeller.com) had a new manual and training kit to sell and new chapters to add in two best-selling manuals.
But political tides would soon prove Yogi Berra right: "It ain't over till it's over."
Gaining control of the White House as well as Congress on Jan. 20, 2001, Republican lawmakers chose to make ergonomics an example of their determination to reduce regulatory impact on business. On March 20, 2001, President Bush signed a resolution of disapproval (the first successful use of the Congressional Review Act of 1996) rescinding the ergonomics standard.
At J. J. Keller, we scrambled to retool …
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Publication information: Article title: J. J. Keller: Regulatory/compliance by the Book. Contributors: Shaw, Webb - Author. Magazine title: Information Today. Volume: 25. Issue: 3 Publication date: March 2008. Page number: 18. © 2009 Information Today, Inc. COPYRIGHT 2008 Gale Group.
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