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  • 13 Jul 2009 9:21 AM | Anonymous

    This update provides you with all of the public policy issues being monitored by AIHA government affairs.

     

    Questions, please contact me.

    Aaron K. Trippler
    Director, Government Affairs

    Issues Update-07-13-09.pdf

  • 23 Jun 2009 10:48 AM | Anonymous

    Aaron K. Trippler

    Director, Government Affairs

     

    Issues Update-06-23-09.doc

  • 04 Jun 2009 8:26 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    The site you are currently viewing is now the official Georgia Local Section Website. We have phased out the old site and redirected our domain name to this site. From now on when you use the URL georgiaaiha.org you will be connected to our new site hosted by the Wild Apricot Membership Management system. The old site can be accessed using the URL georgiaaiha.dreamhosters.com. The old site is no longer being updated but will remain available as an archive resource. Useful content from the old site is gradually being incorporated into the new site.
  • 27 May 2009 2:12 PM | Anonymous

    Attached is the position of AIHA on HR2067.

     

    Aaron K. Trippler

    Director, Government Affairs

    AIHA Position on HR2067.pdf

  • 27 May 2009 1:08 PM | Anonymous

    Attached is the latest edition of AIHA Government Affairs “Happenings”.

    Aaron K. Trippler

    Director, Government Affairs

    Happenings-05-27-09.pdf

  • 14 May 2009 11:19 AM | Anonymous

    The Obama Administration has released details on the 2010 Budget -  OSHA is to receive a 10% increase to $563 million.  The breakdown –

     

    2008

    2009

    Recovery

    Act

    2010

    Request

    Safety and Health Standards

    16,597

    17,204

    0

    19,569

    Federal Enforcement

    182,136

    197,946

    9,221

    227,149

    State Programs

    89,502

    92,593

    3,750

    106,393

    Technical Support

    21,681

    22,632

    0

    25,920

    Compliance Assistance-Federal

    71,389

    72,659

    0

    73,380

    Compliance Assistance-State Consultations

    52,425

    54,531

    0

    54,798

    Compliance Assistance-Training Grants

    9,939

    10,000

    0

    10,000

    Safety and Health Statistics

    31,522

    34,128

    600

    34,875

    Executive Direction

    10,809

    11,349

    0

    11,536

    Total Budget Authority

    486,000

    513,042

    13,571

    563,620

    Total FTE

    2,118

    2,147

    76

    2,360

     

     

     

     

     

     

     


    The FY 2010 budget will promote the Agency’s mission and priorities through a request of $563,620,000 and 2,360 FTE, an increase of $50,578,000 and 213 FTE over FY 2009 levels.

     

    The FY 2010 budget includes an increase of $2,200,000 and 20 FTE to support safety and health standards by expanding the Agency’s regulatory program to meet the complex safety and health threats in today’s workplaces. With the additional 20 FTE, OSHA will expand its capability to examine its regulatory approach in light of new data, information, and approaches available in workplaces, other agencies, and other countries. Of particular interest is the vastly expanded information available on chemicals through programs in other US agencies as well as in other countries. These include such new sources as occupational exposure scenarios that manufacturers will be required to develop to comply with European chemical initiatives, and compilations of data on chemicals assembled by EPA.

     

    An increase of $25,511,000 and 160 FTE will support a reinvigorated enforcement program by expanding the compliance safety and health officer (CSHO) workforce to meet the challenges raised by changes in worker demographics and new technologies. Increasing the number of CSHOs will allow the agency to address the challenges raised by changes in worker demographics and the increasing number of immigrant and vulnerable worker populations. OSHA remains committed to increasing the number of bilingual CSHOs, particularly those fluent in Spanish, to address workers who are not fluent in English. OSHA also plans to increase its whistleblower investigator workforce to meet its responsibility for enforcing the growing number of anti-discrimination laws.

     

    Additionally, an increase of $13,800,000 is for the agency’s State Plans partners who provide safety and health services to 27 states. OSHA will work with its State Plan partners on using increased resources efficiently, and ensure that individual state strategic and annual performance plans track OSHA program initiatives by including an increased emphasis on enforcement directed at high-hazard establishments.

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    Aaron K. Trippler

    Director, Government Affairs

  • 30 Apr 2009 2:18 PM | Anonymous

    Attached is the latest edition of AIHA Government Affairs “Happenings”.

    Aaron K. Trippler

    Director, Government Affairs

     

    Happenings-04-30-09.pdf

  • 28 Apr 2009 9:31 AM | Anonymous

    Howdy all,

    Here's the latest and greatest from the Board.  Hope to see y'all in Toronto!

     

    Coe, Cindy A. - OSHA [mailto:coe.cindy@dol.gov]

    AIHA BOD Update April 2009.doc

  • 24 Apr 2009 8:30 AM | Anonymous

    Yesterday, the Democrats re-introduced the Protecting America’s Workers Act – a bill that would reform several areas within OSHA.  Introduction of this bill was expected and upon first review was what we expected.  The full version of the bill is not yet available; however I have attached the press release and a summary of the new bill – HR 2067.

    Aaron K. Trippler

    Director, Government Affairs

    HR 2067 - OSHA.pdf

    HR-2067-Summary.doc

  • 24 Apr 2009 8:23 AM | Anonymous

    The AIHA Board asked that local sections help with AIHA’s membership recruitment efforts.  As a result, the Local Section Council is promoting a new membership recruitment campaign geared to recruit non-AIHA local section members to become national AIHA members.

     

    By helping recruit AIHA members, your local section will benefit as well.  The sections with the highest number of new AIHA members will be awarded FREE Telewebs and Archived Teleweb CDs. In addition, the individual recruiter will be entered into the drawings for AIHA’s Member Get a Member campaign, (i.e., $250 quarterly drawings).

     

    Winning Local Sections will be awarded the following prizes in 2010:

     

    To qualify for the competition, a completed AIHA membership application and dues payment must be received prior to December 15, 2009.  Please be sure to tell the recruited individual to enter the name of the local section and the person who recruited them on their application.

     

    For now, the brochure is available on the website.  Thank you in advance for your participation in this recruitment effort.

     

    Mike Taylor

    Local Section Council Chair

    Local Section Recruitment Brochure - FINAL.pdf

    Local Section Recruitment Flyer - FINAL.pdf

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