OSHA and NIOSH both receive budget increases
Both the House and Senate had originally approved different versions of the Health and Human Services bill, which includes appropriations for both OSHA and NIOSH. OSHA's final figure of $443 million is about $17 million more than fiscal year 2001. The Bush administration requested $426 million, essentially a level-funding approach, while the House approved $435 million and the Senate approved $450 million.
Among OSHA's accounts, federal enforcement received the largest budget increase, from $151 million to $161 million, and compliance assistance received the next largest boost, from $116 million to $121 million.
As for NIOSH, the $276 million appropriation is a $16 million increase over last year. The administration had requested $266 million, while the House approved $270 million, and the Senate approved $276 million. The Senate's figure turned out to be the final appropriation.