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Federal Workplace Safety Inspector Numbers Stay Flat in FY 2019

Oct. 21, 2019, 9:46 PM

The number of federal workplace safety inspectors barely changed in fiscal year 2019, newly obtained data from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration shows.

OSHA ended the year on Sept. 30, with 752 inspectors, one less than at the close of fiscal year 2018, according information provided through a Freedom of Information Act Request.

If inspectors’ field supervisors—area directors and assistant area directors—are included in the tally, OSHA closed fiscal 2019 with the same number of people in the field—957 total inspectors and supervisors.

While the overall count didn’t change, fiscal 2019 was the first time in six years that ...