Enforcement Numbers Increased in 2019

According to OSHA, there was an increase in the number of inspections in 2019.

Federal OSHA conducted 33,401 inspections — more inspections than in the previous three years — addressing violations related to trenching, falls, chemical exposure, silica and other hazards.

In FY19, OSHA also 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. In FY19, OSHA’s On-Site Consultation Program identified 137,885 workplace hazards, and protected 3.2 million workers from potential harm.