In 2018, according to the National Employment Law Project, there were only 875 OSHA workplace safety inspectors, representing the lowest amount of OSHA inspectors in the history of the agency. Naturally, this begs the question: If OSHA safety inspectors are stretched so thin, how are workplace safety protections going to be ensured?
The “big picture” as we see it at Gordon Law Offices is that a lack of OSHA inspectors puts both employers and workers in a bad position. We will not be surprised if this year marks one of the highest on record for workplace accidents.
Workers must be diligent for their own safety and that of their co-workers. Communicate safety concerns to your superiors and have it logged on record. Take photos and video of vulnerable workplace areas. Information and proof could be your best friend in the event of an injury. Don’t hesitate to reach out to Gordon Law Offices at 312.332.5200 if we can help.