The new federal funding bill will help President Obama carry out his mission to reinvigorate the federal agency in charge of workplace safety.
The spending bill that funds the federal government through Sept. 30, the end of the current fiscal year, contains a 6% boost for OSHA. Its funding will increase $27 million to a total of $513 million.
OSHA can use the money to enforce safety regulations.
The funding measure also contains a $52 million increase for the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), some of which is aimed at improving the reporting of workplace injury statistics.
BLS has been criticized for under-reporting injury and fatality stats.