Ouch! NIOSH slated for 10% budget cut
OSHA's budget hit is slight compared to what's been proposed for NIOSH. This year NIOSH received $275 million, but the President has proposed slashing funding to $246 million. The American Industrial Hygiene Association submitted letters to the entire Appropriations Committee in the House recommending that NIOSH be saved from the axe. AIHA suggested providing NIOSH with level funding, plus inflation, and an additional $15 million to be earmarked for emergency preparedness and response issues.