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August 25, 2015

Occasionally, someone says something I find noteworthy. In today’s post, a workers’ rights advocate puts proposed OSHA budget cuts into perspective.

The Republican-controlled House and Senate have appropriations bills that would reduce OSHA’s budget by $18 million and $28 million, respectively. In response, more than 70 advocacy groups encouraged President Barack Obama to veto the legislation should it make it to his desk.

Mary Vogel, the executive director of the National Council for Occupational Safety and Health, sums up her thoughts on the appropriations bill in a press release:

“Today, there is only enough capacity for the average workplace to see an inspector once a century thanks to low staffing and incessantly inadequate budgets. It’s unacceptable that Congress is trying to make the problem even worse.”

Do you agree? Let me know in the comments.

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