The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) creates laws designed to protect workers from unsafe working environments. Under the new Trump administration inspectors have decreased, making it possible for more potential workplace safety violations to go undetected.
In 2016, there were 31,948 federal safety inspections along with 43,105 state safety inspections. These inspections are critical because in 2015, 4,836 workers were killed on the job. This doesn’t count the many thousands who were injured.
Click below and watch Jordan Barab, the former OSHA Deputy Assistant Secretary under Obama, weigh in on OSHA and the affects of the Trump administration’s budget and staff cuts.