Sending Office: Honorable Mark Takano
Sent By:
Whitley.ONeal@mail.house.gov

        Request for Cosponsor(s)

Protect Worker Safety

Please Join Letter to Support OSHA’s Budget

Deadline: COB Thursday, March 21, 2019

Dear Colleague:

We urge you to join in signing the letter below asking the Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Services (LHHS) Appropriations Subcommittee to include, at a minimum, $661 million for the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). 

Each year the National Safety Council estimates nearly 4.5 million workers suffer an injury serious enough to take them away from their normal daily work responsibilities. Daily, about 12,300 U.S. workers sustain injuries on the job that require the attention
of a medical professional, 14 workers die from an unintentional injury suffered at work, and 145 workers die from work-related diseases. This burden costs industry and citizens an estimated $4.8 billion per week. As the main federal agency charged with workplace
health and safety issues, OSHA is responsible for addressing this need.

Under the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970, OSHA is responsible for ensuring safe and healthy working conditions for men and women in the United States through compliance assistance to employers, the timely promulgation of regulations to protect America’s
workers, and enforcement actions against companies that fail to comply with OSHA standards. Current funding levels only provide funding for federal OSHA to inspect each workplace in its jurisdiction on average once every 159 years.

Join us in supporting the funding level of $661 million for OSHA in the FY 2020 LHHS Appropriations bill, a level which will allow OSHA to maintain its current level of enforcement.

To sign the letter, please add your name HERE. If you have any questions, please contact Whitley O’Neal (Takano) at
whitley.oneal@mail.house.gov, Maria Costigan (Courtney) at
maria.costigan@mail.house.gov, or John Christie (Adams) at
john.christie@mail.house.gov.

 

Sincerely,

Mark Takano                           Joe Courtney                          Alma Adams

Member of Congress              Member of Congress             Member of Congress