By Safety+Health | July 16, 2021 11:00 AM
Washington — The House Appropriations Committee is proposing a nearly $45 million increase to OSHA’s enforcement budget for fiscal year 2022, according to a committee report released July 14.
The proposed OSHA budget in the Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies funding bill also includes an almost $16 million increase in compliance assistance over FY 2021, a nearly $11 million increase in whistleblower enforcement and an approximate $10.5 million increase in the safety standards budget.
Overall, the bill allocates $691.8 million to OSHA for the upcoming fiscal year that begins Oct. 1. That’s more than the $664.6 million allocated to the agency in the Biden administration’s budget request, issued May 28.