OSHA: FY 2019 Activity and What’s on Tap for 2020

The federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) reports the following activity in fiscal year 2019: Performed 33,401 inspections — more than were done in the previous three years – addressing violations related to trenching, falls, and exposure to chemicals, silica and other hazards. Provided a record 1,392,611 workers with training on safety and health […]

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Work-related Fatality Rate Increased 2% in 2018

There were 5,250 work-related fatalities reported in 2018, a 2 percent increase compared to 2017, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. The fatality rate remained unchanged at 3.5 per 100,000 full-time equivalent workers. Among key findings: Transportation incidents remained the most frequent type of fatal event, with 2,080 deaths accounting for 40 percent […]

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