Amazon employees work inside Amazon's Kent fulfillment center in Kent, Washington in this July 2022 file photo.

OLYMPIA — Some Washington businesses could face more safety regulations if lawmakers in Olympia succeed in reversing a 20-year-old prohibition on new regulations targeting common workplace injuries.

The state Senate this month passed legislation meant to lower the risk of musculoskeletal disorders for workers. Also known as MSDs, musculoskeletal disorders range from wrist sprains to lower back injuries to carpal tunnel syndrome. They can be caused by long hours, repetitive motions and awkward postures.


Sen. Dhingra Manka


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