Out of balance: safety inspections vastly outnumber health inspections
OSHA's 2014 FY budget propose 31,400 safety inspections vs 7,850 health inspections. OSHA is moving to a weighted inspection system that will allow for about 450 more health inspections and about two thousand fewer safety inspections in FY 2014.
The disparity is much better than past years but far from the balance that is needed.
Private industry safety and health inspections follow a similar pattern, but in addition to saving time, business saves cost from fewer IH lab analysis.