August 8, 2020
Despite FY21 Budget Cut, Select OSHA Programs Win Funding Hikes
OSHA’s budget faces a slight cut from $581.2 million down to $576.8 million in President Donald Trump’s fiscal year 2021 funding proposal, but the plan also includes small targeted funding increases for a host of agency programs including enforcement, compliance assistance, whistleblower programs, and more. The proposal released Feb. 10 would fund 1,896 full-time equivalent staff at OSHA with a particular focus on ensuring a “robust” enforcement program. That echoes recent comments from acting OSHA chief Loren Sweatt, who has...
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