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OSHA budget, increases for whistleblower program, less for education

Posted by Mark Paskell on Sat, Apr 27, 2013 @ 04:33 PM

OSHA's new 2014 budget proposal requests more money for the whistleblower program while decreasing money for the educational outreach effort. OSHA says it needs more money to hire whistle blower enforcement officers to handle a backlog of complaints from workers. OSHA expects that there will be an increase in whistleblower complaints as a result of there stepped up efforts to encourage workers to report on their employers for unsafe work conditions.

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