Please take a couple minutes of your time this weekend to send a letter to your representatives in Congress to encourage them to join their Senate and House colleagues in support of OSHA and NIOSH. The deadline for their formal support is this approaching Monday.
Over the last several years, ASSE, AIHA and NSC have made a concerted effort to work together to join the many voices of their members in supporting OSHA and NIOSH funding. We may all have different views of the exact ways that OSHA should be using its resources, but we know that a strong OSHA plays an important role in the overall effort of occupational safety and health professionals and their committed employers to advance workplace safety and health in our nation.
Additionally, the administration once again is proposing to eliminate support for NIOSH’s Education and Research Centers and the NORA Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing research program. NIOSH stands out as an important resource for occupational safety and health education and research funding and it is important that is continues to have the resources it needs to fulfill its role as such.
Please contact your elected officials to encourage them to sign on to the letters. The National Safety Council has created separate advocacy alerts for NIOSH and OSHA “Dear Colleague” letters, supporting the agencies, on their constituent advocacy website. On the website, you can easily identify your elected officials and send them customizable letters in a matter of minutes.