The Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) significantly increased its number of inspections in fiscal year 2019.
Over the last year, OSHA conducted 33,401 inspections relating to trenching, falls, chemical exposure, silica, and other hazards.
OSHA’s enforcement activities reflect the department’s continued focus on worker safety and health.
OSHA Inspections & Compliance Assistance
This past fiscal year marked a record year for OSHA’s compliance assistance program — through which the agency offers products and services to help employers comply with requirements and prevent and reduce workplace fatalities, illnesses, and injuries.
Compliance assistance proves especially helpful to small businesses. In 2019, OSHA identified 137,885 workplace hazards with its no-cost on-site consultation program.
Overall, it protected 3.2 million workers from potential harm.
OSHA also provided training on health and safety requirements to a record 1,392,611 workers.
The agency achieved those results by using various education programs, such as OSHA Training Institute Education Centers, Outreach Training Programs and the Susan Harwood Training Grant Program.
“OSHA’s efforts – rulemaking, enforcement, compliance assistance and training – are tools to accomplish our mission of safety and health for every worker,” said Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health Loren Sweatt.
“I am proud of the diligent, hard work of all OSHA personnel who contributed to a memorable year of protecting our nation’s workers.”
Health & Safety Resources
Even though OSHA plans to increase inspections, plenty of resources exist for businesses to ensure compliance in both health and safety.
Its website, publications and guidance documents, training materials and courses, cooperative programs, free on-site consultations, and compliance assistance specialists all provide top-tier information and support.
A major requirement for workplace health and safety is medical surveillance testing. And, we’re here to make that much easier and more convenient for you.
When you work with Worksite Medical, you’ll get all of your OSHA-required medical surveillance testing brought right to your jobsite. And, we’ll be there when you need us, whether it’s in shifts, all at once, or even semi-annually.
We’ll work with you to create ongoing programs, and to set up new hire protocols. That way, you’ll be fully prepared for an OSHA inspection.
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