Bloomberg Law
Aug. 25, 2021, 8:45 PM

Watchdog Audit Probes OSHA’s Use of American Rescue Plan Funds

Bruce Rolfsen
Bruce Rolfsen

The U.S. Labor Department’s independent watchdog is examining how OSHA is spending the $100 million it received from the American Rescue Plan Act.

The Department of Labor’s Office of Inspector General notified the Occupational Safety and Health Administration of the audit on Wednesday. It will be conducted by an outside company, GenTech Associates Inc. of Indianapolis.

The American Rescue Plan, which Congress passed in March to fund Covid-19 response efforts across the federal government, allocated $200 million to the DOL’s worker protection agencies. It specified that at least $100 million of that go to OSHA, including $5 million for ...