Washington – The House on Sept. 14 passed all of its appropriations bills, including one that would fund OSHA, NIOSH, and the Mine Safety and Health Administration. That set of bills, however, likely will not get through the Senate in its current form.
Washington – A Senate appropriations bill has OSHA, NIOSH, and the Mine Safety and Health Administration maintaining their current funding levels, and also seeks to keep OSHA’s Susan Harwood Training Grant Program off the chopping block.
Washington – OSHA and the Mine Safety and Health Administration are in line for slightly deeper cuts in the Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies Subcommittee's funding bill released July 12. NIOSH, meanwhile, is slated to receive $125.2 million more than originally proposed.
Washington – The Chemical Safety Board is a step closer to avoiding elimination after, at a July 11 meeting, the House Appropriations Committee allocated $11 million for the agency for fiscal year 2018.
Washington – The Department of Labor remains committed to enforcing worker safety regulations, Secretary of Labor R. Alexander Acosta insisted during a recent Senate hearing, but critics contend that proposed budget cuts would undermine those efforts.
Washington – OSHA and the Mine Safety and Health Administration would see relatively small changes in funding for fiscal year 2018 – even with President Donald Trump seeking a $2.4 billion cut for the Department of Labor – according to the Trump administration’s FY 2018 budget request for DOL.
Washington – Funding for OSHA and NIOSH helps protect the health and safety of the nation’s workers and should not be cut. This was the message of a recent letter sent to lawmakers from more than a dozen safety organizations.
Washington – The Chemical Safety Board, targeted for elimination in the Trump administration’s “budget blueprint” released March 16, has published a two-page summary of the agency’s overall merits as well as a video of its 2016 accomplishments.