Bloomberg Law
May 17, 2022, 4:56 PM

Prioritize Workplace Safety in 2023 Budget, Labor Chief Says

Paige Smith
Paige Smith
Rebecca Rainey
Rebecca Rainey
Senior Reporter

Labor Secretary Marty Walsh had one answer when asked which of his agencies must get priority funding next year: “OSHA.”

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration is at the top of the priority list for Walsh, who appeared before the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies to discuss the fiscal 2023 budget.

“Years ago, when I was a young construction worker, OSHA used to come out to the job site and do safety inspections,” Walsh told Bloomberg Law after the hearing. Safety inspectors wouldn’t solely visit when there was ...

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