For more information, call: 573-331-3000
President Barack Obama's fiscal year 2010 budget request for the U.S. Department of Labor includes $564 million for the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), which is 10 percent more than the agency received the previous fiscal year.
Meanwhile, OSHA has notified more than 13,500 companies nationwide that their injury and illness rates are considerably higher than the national average. A letter sent to those companies explained that the notification was a proactive step to encourage employers to take immediate action to reduce these rates and improve safety and health conditions in their workplaces. OSHA also has published an Outreach Trainer Watch List to crack down on fraudulent trainers and strengthen its Outreach Training Program, a voluntary program that trains workers in the basics of occupational safety and health.
To learn more, go to www.osha.gov.
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