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OSHA Increases Inspections In 2017, As Criticism Mounts Over Funding Cuts

January 5, 2018 at 6:21 PM
The Trump administration is touting an increase in OSHA inspections in fiscal year 2017, the first uptick since 2012, despite a former Obama OSHA official's claims that declining agency resources are harming workplace safety, a trend the official expects to continue despite the Trump Labor Department's (DOL) lifting a freeze on hiring inspectors. OSHA conducted a total of 32,396 inspections during FY17 -- from October 1, 2016, through September 30, 2017-- compared to 31,948 inspections in FY 2016, a 1.4...

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