National Grocers Association, Reston, Va., said last week it has joined a broad group of industry organizations in a lawsuit to block the Occupational Safety and Health Administration's implementation of a new ergonomics standard scheduled to go into effect Jan. 14. Thomas K. Zaucha, NGA president and chief executive officer, said, "OSHA's rush to put into effect an incomprehensible and scientifically unjustified rule that will cost the nation's employers $90 to $125 billion a year is a classic example of [the executive branch] circumventing the will of Congress by legislation through regulation."
nt of Health for immediate use in areas of greatest need. Marsh said it made this move after learning that state health officials had expressed concern that vaccine manufacturers that had supplied vaccines to commercial stores had not been as prompt in serving local health departments. Manufacturers had trouble growing one of the flu strains used in this year's vaccine, resulting in a nationwide vaccine shortage, the company said. Don E. Marsh, Marsh chairman and chief executive officer, said, "When we started providing flu and pneumonia shots at our stores last month, we were unaware that county health departments had not received adequate supplies of the flu vaccine. We will gladly make a majority of our supply available in the larger public interest."