Obama on OSHA budget: More for whistleblower protection, less for compliance assistance

Washington – OSHA would receive an increase of $6 million in whistleblower protection funding and about $2 million for the development of standards under a budget (.pdf file) proposed April 10 by President Barack Obama.

Under the president’s budget, OSHA would receive $573 million for fiscal year 2014 – a slight increase from the $571 million the agency is receiving in the current fiscal year, which ends Sept. 30.

To make up for the increases in whistleblower protection and standards development, Obama is proposing slightly decreased funding for federal enforcement, state programs and compliance assistance.

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