Lawmakers Renew Support For Stronger OSHA

Law360, New York (August 6, 2009, 12:37 PM EDT) -- Despite his absence from the U.S. Senate this summer, Sen. Edward Kennedy, D-Mass., is once again rallying support for beefing up the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970, introducing a bill to expand the law's coverage, increase employee protections and strengthen penalties.

Nineteen Democratic senators signed on to the Protecting America's Workers Act of 2009, which was introduced in the Senate on Wednesday. Companion legislation was introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives by Rep. Lynn Woolsey, D-Calif., in April.

Since Congress passed OSHA in...
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