OSHA Budget Moves to Senate for Vote

Funding for OSHA and NIOSH have moved through the Senate Appropriations Committee on its way to a vote of the full Senate.

'

The Senate Appropriations Committee, by voice vote, has approved the budget for the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH). The budget will now go to the full Senate for approval. Once approved there, it will then go to a Conference Committee of the House of Representatives and the Senate to work out the differences.

As it stands today, here are the figures included in the budget:

OSHA:

  • $426 million appropriated in 2001
  • $426 million proposed budget for 2002 (level-funded)
  • $435.3 million approved by the House
  • $450.3 million approved by the Senate Committee

NIOSH:

  • $260 million appropriated in 2001
  • $266 million proposed budget for 2002
  • $270.1 million approved by the House
  • $276.1 million approved by the Senate Committee

Insiders say the final figures will be closer to the amounts approved by the Senate Appropriations Committee. We''ll keep you posted.

by Sandy Smith

Hide comments

Comments

  • Allowed HTML tags: <em> <strong> <blockquote> <br> <p>

Plain text

  • No HTML tags allowed.
  • Web page addresses and e-mail addresses turn into links automatically.
  • Lines and paragraphs break automatically.
Publish