ASSE Joins 221 Stakeholders in Fight for NIOSH ERCs and Ag, Farm and Fishing Research Program
For the third year, the Obama Administration has proposed eliminating funding for the National Insitute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) Education and Research Centers (ERCs) and the NORA Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (AgFF) research program. In response, ASSE has joined with 220 other stakeholders in NIOSH and these programs to oppose the programs’ elimination in letters to leaders of the Senate and House Appropriations Subcommittees on Labor, HHS, Education. To date, this growing list of Friends of NIOSH have succeeded in saving these programs. NIOSH is valued on both sides of the political aisle on Capitol Hill. Given the uncertain fiscal environment in the political process, however, nothing is certain. In the recent meetings ASSE’s Government Affairs Committee had on Capitol Hill May 6-7, support for NIOSH was one of the key talking points. ASSE will continue that work.