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Obama’s OSHA budget

April 11, 2013

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Here’s a quick breakdown of President Barack Obama’s proposed fiscal year 2014 budget (.pdf file) for OSHA:

Proposed OSHA funding*
Program 2013 Continuing Resolution 2014 estimate
Safety and health standards 20 22
Federal enforcement 210 208
Whistleblower protection 16 22
State programs 105 104
Technical support 26 25
Federal compliance assistance 77 75
State consultation grants 58 58
Training grants 11 11
Safety and health statistics 35 34
Executive direction and administration 11 12
Reimbursable program 2 2
Total 571 573
*In millions of dollars
Source: The White House

 

As noted in Safety+Health magazine’s coverage of the budget, because overall funding is staying relatively the same, the White House is proposing to reduce some funding in certain areas to give more money to whistleblower protections and standards development.

Now that Obama has released his proposed budget, the real fun begins. The Republican-controlled House, the Democrat-controlled Senate and the president all must come up with an agreement before the fiscal year ends Sept. 30.

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