The National Association of Manufacturers co-chairs the Coalition for Workplace Safety, so we pass on this from the Coalition’s website, “CWS Spokesman To Tell Congress of OSHA Priorities“:
From the House Education and Workforce Committee:
On Tuesday, February 15 at 10:00 a.m., the Workforce Protections Subcommittee, chaired by Rep. Tim Walberg (R-MI), will hold a hearing on “Investigating OSHA’s Regulatory Agenda and Its Impact on Job Creation” in room 2175 of the Rayburn House Office Building. Since 1970, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration has been charged with enforcing federal safety and health standards in America’s workplaces. With nearly 14 million individuals out of work, members of the committee will examine OSHA’s current policies and priorities and how they affect job growth.
Among those testifying is Stuart Spencer on behalf of the Coalition for Workplace Safety.
More information is available from the Committee’s website.
The detailed budget summary for OSHA’s FY12 budget is available from the Department of Labor here. The President’s budget requests $583.4 million for the sub-cabinet agency, up $24.8 million from current spending, about a 4.3 percent increase.