With its proposed budget, OSHA plans to develop and revise safety standards, perform inspections, and conduct outreach programs.
OSHA will devote more funds to:
Address complex safety and health threats in today’s workplaces
Enhance OSHA-administered whistleblower programs
Cut backlog of whistleblower claims
Speed up complaint handling
Prepare for a higher volume of cases
Support the Modernization of Injury and Illness Data Collection project
The FY 2013 budget also includes plans to save money, such as measures to abolish or consolidate certain offices.
See the specific amounts in the DOL’s Budget Request.