Rep. Rosa DeLauro to OSHA: Hire more inspectors



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Washington – Concerned about the pace at which OSHA is hiring new inspectors, Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-CT) is requesting information on the agency’s staffing levels.

In a letter sent Oct. 4 to Loren Sweatt, OSHA’s acting assistant secretary of labor, DeLauro states that, even though President Donald Trump’s administration lifted a hiring freeze on the federal workforce in April, it is her “understanding that [the] agency has not filled many vacant inspector positions.”

DeLauro points out that OSHA has 1,838 federal and state inspectors for the nearly 8 million workplaces under the agency’s jurisdiction, meaning it has “only enough funding to inspect every workplace under its jurisdiction every 159 years.”

She adds that…