Wednesday, December 31, 2003

Edwards Targets Workplace Safety

Reacting to investigative journalism in the New York Times that found that from 1982 to 2002, the Occupational Safety & Health Admin (OSHA) declined to seek prosecution in 93 percent of the 1,242 cases in which the agency concluded that workers had died because of "willful" safety violations, Sen. John Edwards came out this morning with "a plan to decrease workplace deaths and injuries by strengthening laws and hiring more federal safety personnel." (Full article) We assume he intends to achieve this if he's elected President, since -- gosh -- he's giving up the very Senate seat where he might have fought for such laws.

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