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Significant Increase in OSHA Inspections in 2019

Sandy Smith

OSHA inspections and compliance assistance engagements increased significantly in FY2019.

Federal OSHA conducted 33,401 inspections - more inspections than the previous three years - addressing violations related to trenching, falls, chemical exposure, silica and other hazards.

“OSHA’s efforts – rulemaking, enforcement, compliance assistance and training – are tools to accomplish our mission of safety and health for every worker,” said Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health Loren Sweatt. “I am proud of the diligent, hard work of all OSHA personnel who contributed to a memorable year of protecting our nation’s workers.”

In FY19, OSHA provided a record 1,392,611 workers with training on safety and health requirements through the agency’s various education programs, including the OSHA Training Institute Education Centers, Outreach Training Program and Susan Harwood Training Grant Program. OSHA’s compliance assistance programs have helped small businesses address safety and health hazards in their workplaces. In FY19, OSHA’s no-cost On-Site Consultation Program identified 137,885 workplace hazards, and protected 3.2 million workers from potential harm.

 

December 06, 2019 @ 08:51 AM EST Manufacturing, Construction Health & Safety

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