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Biden’s 2024 budget proposal bolsters OSHA funding by 17%

March 16, 2023

The 2,505 full-time OSHA positions sought in the budget is 35% higher than fiscal year 2022 figures — which the text says reflect “actual” employment, as opposed to budgeted.

But filling those positions is easier said than done. The long, bureaucratic hiring process often deters workers from waiting to take the position when they can pursue other options, Stephen Boyd, deputy regional administrator of OSHA’s Region 6, told Construction Dive at the Associated General Contractors safety conference in January.

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