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Ellison Seeks OSHA Inspection Data, Citing Declining Enforcement

July 11, 2018
Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN) is pressing Labor Department (DOL) Secretary Alex Acosta for data on OSHA enforcement efforts and inspector staffing, citing reports of declining worker safety enforcement under the Trump administration and a recent uptick in worker deaths on the job. “[T]he Department has done little to address the high number of injuries and increase in workplace fatalities and prevent additional harm to families and our economy,” Ellison says in the July 10 letter , noting that almost 2.9...

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