OSHA Enforcement and Compliance Increases in 2019December 9, 2019
The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) fiscal year 2019 final statistics show a significant increase in the number of inspections and a record amount of compliance assistance, the agency reports.
On the federal level, 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 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 On-Site Consultation Program identified 137,885 workplace hazards, and protected 3.2 million workers from potential harm, according to the agency.