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1 Protecting Worker Health “The Washington Buzz” The Washington “Buzz” MI IH Society Conference October 16, 2012

2 Protecting Worker Health A Look At Congress Why It’s Difficult  Leadership in House Education and Workforce Cmte  Rep. Walberg – SubCmte Chair  Subcommittee has 9 Rep. and 6 Dem.  6 of 8 Republicans are in first term  1 of 5 Democrats returning

3 Protecting Worker Health Congress and the Budget  FY12 Appropriated$565.8m  Final FY12$564.8m (Rescission)  FY 13 Proposed$565.5m  Continuing Resolution for 6 months (+.6%)

4 Protecting Worker Health Congress and the Budget Positives -  Maintain VPP Funding  Whistleblower+$4.8m  S&H Standards+$1.0m Negatives -  Cut 3 of 10 Regional Offices  Fed. Compliance-$3.2m  Technical Support-$0.9m  Fed. Enforcement-$0.7m  S&H Statistics-$0.4m

5 Protecting Worker Health Congress and the Budget  FY 12 Appropriated$374m  FY12 Final$372m  FY13 Proposed$375m  FY 12 Final $8.449 B  FY13 Proposed$8.344 B

6 Protecting Worker Health Congress and the Budget  FY12 Appropriated$293.6m  FY12 Final$292.6m  Full funding for ERCs  Full funding for AFF  FY13 Proposed$ m  No Funding for ERCs  No Funding for AFF

7 Protecting Worker Health Congress and the Budget The “Fiscal Cliff” The Perfect Storm  Expiration of Bush Tax Cuts  Social Security Withholding  Sequestration  OSHA – Lose $46 million (8.2%) (81 FTEs?) - $524 million  MSHA – Lose $31 million – (8.2%) $352 million  NIOSH - ? – But CDC losing 8.2% = $464 million

8 Protecting Worker Health Legislation in Congress  Recordkeeping  Combustible Dust  TSCA Reform  Safe patient Handling  OSHA Reform  VPP Codification  Regulatory Reform  The only one to be discussed

9 Protecting Worker Health At the Agency  More Activity – Same Result? Pre-Rule –  I2P2  Lookback on Chemicals (PELs) RFI Proposed –  Silica  Improved Tracking Final –  Confined Spaces  Globally Harmonized System (GHS)

10 Protecting Worker Health At the Agency  GHS – Final  Hazards Not Otherwise Classified (Combustible Dust?)  TLVs – Continue to be Referenced  Two Lawsuits Pending  I2P2 - #1 Priority  SBA Review (Soon – Who Knows?)  Proposal (Within 6 months – Who Knows?)  GOP Threatens to use CRA

11 Protecting Worker Health At the Agency Still Waiting  Combustible Dust –  ANPR in ’09  SBREFA 04/11  No Final Date  But Covered by GHS  Silica  At OMB (since 02/11)  Issue is Dead. Compromise?

12 Protecting Worker Health At the Agency Still Waiting  Diacetyl –  Working with NIOSH  Recordkeeping/Reporting  Electronic Records (Sent to OMB)  Notification Issues  MSD Recording (Pulled)

13 Protecting Worker Health At the Agency Still Waiting  Noise Interpretation (Pulled)  Feasibility  Admin & Eng. vs PPE  Consultation Changes  Changeover to Inspection  Underreporting  Incentives?

14 Protecting Worker Health At the Agency What About VPP?  OSHA says it needs fixing  GAO Report  OSHA Internal Report  Does OSHA Really Support? State Plans?  Still Relevant?  OSHA Supportive?

15 Protecting Worker Health At the Agency  And the Biggie – ERGONOMICS!  Safe Patient Handling  MSD Column  I2P2  General Duty Clause

16 Protecting Worker Health At the Agency  Anything Positive  Ergonomics  IAQ  Diacetyl  NIOSH  Should it be Moved?

17 Protecting Worker Health Other Issues  Emerging Issues  Green Chemistry  Nanotechnology  More Regulatory Reform Efforts  OH&S and Health Care

18 Protecting Worker Health Other Issues  AIHA  Shortage of Professionals  Long-Term Look at OSHA  What’s the Future for OH&S  PELs  Federal Advisory Committee – Ex. Order?  GAO Report  Public Policy Survey Results

19 Protecting Worker Health The States  Licensing – NY?  Maryland Issue  Michigan – Sanitarians  Threats to Professions  350+ Titles  Specialties

20 Protecting Worker Health The Future  The 2012 Election  Congress  House  Senate  Presidential  OSHA  GOP Platform – Rein in Regulation  Democrat Platform – Continue Regulatory and Enforcement

21 Protecting Worker Health Reality If you put the federal government in charge of the Sahara Desert, in 5 years there’d be a shortage of sand. - Milton Friedman

22 Protecting Worker Health Thanks! Aaron K Trippler Director Government Affairs AIHA


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