Earlier this month, OSHA released its final statistics for 2019 and they show a significant increase in the number of inspections. But, OSHA also provided a record number of compliance training opportunities for employers.
This past year, OSHA conducted 33,401 inspections addressing violations related to trenching, falls, chemical exposure, silica and other hazards. This is up nearly 1,400 from the previous year.
OSHA also provided a record 1,392,611 workers with training on safety and health requirements. Keep in mind that this training is free and may help you avoid workplace injuries.
OSHA On-Site Consultation Program
OSHA also worked with employers throughout the country to perform on-site consultation and identified 137,885 workplace hazards. Again, this is a free program that can be of tremendous assistance to keep your workplace safe.
While an OSHA investigation can be a stressful event, having OSHA out to your job site for a review of your business operation can help you reduce accidents and provide a safer workplace for your employees.