ASSE Supports FY 2012 Budget Request for OSHA
In a letter to House Appropriations Committee leaders, ASSE stated its support for the Administration’s FY 2012 budget request for OSHA. If adopted, the $583.4 million request would give the agency a 4.3 percent increase over OSHA’s FY 2010 budget. ASSE specifically supported increases for OSHA’s standards activities, federal compliance assistance, state plans and whistleblower programs. ASSE urged recognition of the cost to nation’s competitiveness that failure to protect workers brings, citing the recent NIOSH study that found workplace deaths between 1992 and 2002 cost the US $53 billion in societal costs.