Federal OSHA is a small agency; with our state partners we have approximately 2,200 inspectors responsible for the health and safety of 130 million workers, employed at more than 8 million worksites around the nation — which translates to about one compliance officer for every 59,000 workers.
Federal OSHA has 10 regional offices and 90 local area offices.
FY 2013: $535,246,000
FY 2014: $552,247,000
FY 2015: $552,787,000
FY 2015 total federal inspections: 35,820
FY 2015 total State Plan inspections: 43,471
4,679 workers were killed on the job in 2014 [BLS 2014 workplace fatality preliminary data] (3.3 per 100,000 full-time equivalent workers) – on average, almost 90 a week or more than 13 deaths every day.
789 Hispanic or Latino workers were killed from work-related injuries in 2014–on average, more than 15 deaths a week or two Latino workers killed every single day of the year, all year long.
Fatal work injuries involving contractors accounted for 17 percent of all fatal work injuries in 2014.
Out of 4,251* worker fatalities in private industry in calendar year 2014, 874 or 20.5% were in construction―that is, one in five worker deaths last year were in construction. The leading causes of worker deaths on construction sites were falls, followed by electrocution, struck by object, and caught-in/between. These "Fatal Four" were responsible for more than half (58.1%) the construction worker deaths in 2014*, BLS reports. Eliminating the Fatal Four would save 508 workers' lives in America every year.
Top 10 most frequently cited OSHA standards violated in FY2015
The following were the top 10 most frequently cited standards by Federal OSHA in fiscal year 2015 (October 1, 2014, through September 30, 2015):
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