2010 Proposed Budget for OSHA

14 May 2009 11:19 AM | Anonymous

The Obama Administration has released details on the 2010 Budget -  OSHA is to receive a 10% increase to $563 million.  The breakdown –

 

2008

2009

Recovery

Act

2010

Request

Safety and Health Standards

16,597

17,204

0

19,569

Federal Enforcement

182,136

197,946

9,221

227,149

State Programs

89,502

92,593

3,750

106,393

Technical Support

21,681

22,632

0

25,920

Compliance Assistance-Federal

71,389

72,659

0

73,380

Compliance Assistance-State Consultations

52,425

54,531

0

54,798

Compliance Assistance-Training Grants

9,939

10,000

0

10,000

Safety and Health Statistics

31,522

34,128

600

34,875

Executive Direction

10,809

11,349

0

11,536

Total Budget Authority

486,000

513,042

13,571

563,620

Total FTE

2,118

2,147

76

2,360

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


The FY 2010 budget will promote the Agency’s mission and priorities through a request of $563,620,000 and 2,360 FTE, an increase of $50,578,000 and 213 FTE over FY 2009 levels.

 

The FY 2010 budget includes an increase of $2,200,000 and 20 FTE to support safety and health standards by expanding the Agency’s regulatory program to meet the complex safety and health threats in today’s workplaces. With the additional 20 FTE, OSHA will expand its capability to examine its regulatory approach in light of new data, information, and approaches available in workplaces, other agencies, and other countries. Of particular interest is the vastly expanded information available on chemicals through programs in other US agencies as well as in other countries. These include such new sources as occupational exposure scenarios that manufacturers will be required to develop to comply with European chemical initiatives, and compilations of data on chemicals assembled by EPA.

 

An increase of $25,511,000 and 160 FTE will support a reinvigorated enforcement program by expanding the compliance safety and health officer (CSHO) workforce to meet the challenges raised by changes in worker demographics and new technologies. Increasing the number of CSHOs will allow the agency to address the challenges raised by changes in worker demographics and the increasing number of immigrant and vulnerable worker populations. OSHA remains committed to increasing the number of bilingual CSHOs, particularly those fluent in Spanish, to address workers who are not fluent in English. OSHA also plans to increase its whistleblower investigator workforce to meet its responsibility for enforcing the growing number of anti-discrimination laws.

 

Additionally, an increase of $13,800,000 is for the agency’s State Plans partners who provide safety and health services to 27 states. OSHA will work with its State Plan partners on using increased resources efficiently, and ensure that individual state strategic and annual performance plans track OSHA program initiatives by including an increased emphasis on enforcement directed at high-hazard establishments.

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Aaron K. Trippler

Director, Government Affairs

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