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The people at the Occupational and Health Administration(OSHA) must feel much like the Union troops in Gettysburg did whilewatching successive waves of Confederate troops storm up CemeteryRidge. During the past few Congresses, Republicans have ledrelentless attacks on the workplace safety agency.

Now Rep. Jim Talent (R-MO), chairman of the House Committee onSmall , is leading what may be the political equivalent ofPickett's charge with his introduction of the SafetyAdvancement for Employees (SAFE) Act. Though SAFE has gained somecongressional support in recent months, the general feeling is thatPresident Clinton will not likely back the act.

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