Sen. Jones ban on ergonomic mandates signed into law

State Sen. Rick Jones, R-Grand Ledge, (left) joined Gov. Rick Snyder at the Capitol Tuesday as he signed Public Act 10 of 2011 (Senate Bill 20) into law. Sponsored by Jones, the new law bans administrative rules mandating workplace ergonomics rules in Michigan. PA 10 prohibits the Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Association from enacting mandatory ergonomics rules. Voluntary guidelines are allowed, but can be no more stringent than federal guidelines.

“This issue was my first veto by Governor Granholm,” Jones said. “This demonstrates the difference between the two administrations: Governor Granholm wanted more regulations, Governor Snyder wants more jobs. This excessive state regulation could have cost Michigan businesses $500 million and many more jobs.”

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Editor’s note: The above photograph of Sen. Jones and Gov. Snyder is available by clicking on the image or by visiting the senator’s photowire.