OSHA inspections increased in fiscal '03
In recent years, OSHA and MSHA have focused enforcement on repeat offenders and invested in compliance assistance tools and partnerships that enable well-meaning employers to better protect workers. Chao said the numbers show the clear positive results of the Department's new approach:
OSHA inspections increased 5.9 percent in FY 03, to 39,817. Since FY 99, inspections have increased 15.4 percent.