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.
Washington – The first budget proposed by the Trump administration would cut $54 billion in funding to various segments of the federal government, including the Departments of Labor and Transportation and the Environmental Protection Agency.
Washington – A wide-ranging spending bill that proposes to cut funding for Department of Labor agencies – including OSHA – is difficult but necessary, House Appropriations Committee Chairman Hal Rogers (R-KY) said July 13 during a full committee markup of the Fiscal Year 2017 Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education funding bill.
Washington – Five years after the tragedy at Upper Big Branch mine in West Virginia killed 29 workers, the Mine Safety and Health Administration has made strides to prevent similar incidents but still needs more tools, MSHA chief Joseph A. Main said during an April 23 hearing.