Bloomberg Law
Dec. 3, 2019, 10:54 PM

Federal Workplace Safety Inspections Up 4% in FY 2019

Bruce Rolfsen
Bruce Rolfsen

Workplace safety and health checks by federal inspectors increased in fiscal year 2019, according to numbers released Dec. 3 by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration.

OSHA conducted 33,401 inspections, a 4% boost over the 32,023 inspections in 2018.

The 2019 total was the highest OSHA count since 2015 when OSHA made 35,820 inspections.

The agency’s acting Administrator Loren Sweatt said in written statement, “I am proud of the diligent, hard work of all OSHA personnel who contributed to a memorable year of protecting our nation’s workers.”

Inspections grew while the number of inspectors stayed flat. The agency ended the ...

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