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JOIN THE EFFORT: ASSE, AIHA and NSC Back OSHA and NIOSH FY 2015 Funding

Posted in on Fri, Mar 28, 2014

In letters to US Senate and House of Representatives appropriations subcommittees with funding oversight for OSHA and NIOSH, ASSE joined with AIHA and NSC to back adequate funding for the agencies, including a rejection of the Administration’s repeated proposal to cut funding for NIOSH Education and Research Centers and the NORA Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing Sector Research Program.

You and the members of your chapter can join in the effort.   April 1 and 2 Deadlines

In both the Senate and House, “Dear Colleague” letters are being circulated to get Senators and Representatives to sign on to indicate their support for FY15 NIOSH funding, including the Education and Research Centers and the Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing Program.  The National Safety Council has set up a CapWiz alert that you can use to contact members of Congress to encourage them to sign onto these letters. The deadline to sign both letters is April 1st.

Also, Senators Sherrod Brown (D-OH) and Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), and Rep. George Miller (D-CA), Joe Courtney (D-CT) and Robert Scott (D-VA) are circulating Dear Colleagues in the Senate and House supporting the President’s requested level of $565.01 million for OSHA.  The deadline to sign these letters is April 2nd.  The National Safety Council also has a CapWiz alert you can use to encourage support for the OSHA letters.

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