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OSHA Inspections Fall to 20-Year Low in Fiscal 2016

Dec. 14, 2016, 9:03 PM

OSHA inspections dropped to the lowest level in two decades during the final full fiscal year of the Obama administration, a Bloomberg BNA analysis of agency enforcement numbers found.

In fiscal year 2016, ending Sept. 30, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration conducted 31,948 inspections. That’s down 11 percent from the previous year, OSHA numbers show. The last time OSHA conducted fewer inspections was fiscal 1996 during the Clinton administration when the agency made 24,024 inspections.

The fall marked the fourth consecutive year that OSHA inspections fell. From fiscal 2010 through 2012, the agency averaged about 40,850 ...