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OSHA 2015 budget breakdown

December 19, 2014

OSHA’s budget for fiscal year 2015 is now set. Find out where the money is going.

As you can probably tell, not a whole lot has changed from 2014 to 2015. The budget bill is part omnibus (encompassing much of the government) and part continuing resolution (carrying over much of the previous budget plan into the New Year).

Expenses FY 2014* FY 2015*
Total OSHA budget $552.3 $552.8
Safety and health standards $20 $20
Federal enforcement $207.8 $208
Whistleblower enforcement $17 $17.5
State programs $100 $100.9
Technical support $24.3 $24.5
Compliance assistance $137.9 $136.8
Federal assistance $69.4 $68.4
State consultation grants $57.8 $57.8
Training grants $10.7 $10.5
Safety and health statistics $34.3 $34.3
Executive direction and administration $11 $11
*In millions of dollars

We could parse some of the details – enforcement and whistleblower programs get a boost, whereas compliance assistance takes a hit – but changes from one year to the next are fairly minor.

The big story will be the FY 2016 budget. With Republicans in charge of both the House and Senate, what will they push for and what will President Barack Obama concede to? We’ll have to wait and see.

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