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John Henshaw, President Bush's choice to head the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, may soon wish he had studied political science instead of public health in graduate school.
Labor unions and business groups praise Bush's selection of Henshaw to head the workplace safety agency.
Labor likes the fact that Henshaw is a nationally known safety expert who earned the respect of Monsanto's unions when he directed that Fortune 500 company's safety and health programs.
Business likes the fact that unlike his predecessor, Charles Jeffress, Henshaw comes from the private sector, not government.
"That can't hurt," says Jenny Krese, director of employment policy for the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM).
Henshaw's peers in the safety profession also applauded his nomination, pleased one of their own, instead of an attorney, will head OSHA. …