Presidential hopeful unveils OSHA reform plan
Presidential candidate Sen. John Edwards (D-NC) unveiled a plan to "Protect Americans on the Job." As president, Edwards says he will require OSHA to refer cases to the Department of Justice whenever a workplace death was caused by a willful violation of safety laws. He will also create a "culture of enforcement" by appointing a chief at OSHA who is "a workers' advocate with personal experience in a workplace with safety problems." And Edwards vows to strengthen current laws that do not, in his view, go far enough to protect workers from ergonomic injuries and chemical reactions.
That's more detail about OSHA than you'll usually hear from a roomful of presidential candidates.