OSHA releases enforcement summary statistics for 2014
Posted September 15, 2015
In fiscal year (FY) 2014 OSHA conducted 36,163 total inspections and found 67,941 violations. This is more than 3,000 fewer inspections and 10,000 fewer violations than in FY 2013. Some of the decrease in total inspections and violations in FY 2014 is attributed to the government shutdown that occurred from October 1-16, 2013. Without the government shutdown, OSHA estimates that there would have been approximately 71,000 total violations recorded in FY 2014, which is still 7,000 fewer violations than in FY 2013.
The FY 2014 inspections include 146 significant enforcement actions, including 6 egregious cases. In addition, OSHA conducted 19,222 programmed inspections. According to OSHA, these inspections indicate that OSHA devoted more resources to proactively target the industries and employers that experienced the greatest number of workplace injuries and illnesses. OSHA also conducted 16,941 unprogrammed inspections, including employee complaints, injuries/fatalities, and referrals.
|OSHA Inspection Statistics||FY 2010||FY 2011||FY 2012||FY 2013||FY 2014|
|Total Programmed Inspections||24,773||23,329||23,078||22,170||19,222|
|Total Unprogrammed Inspections||16,220||17,285||17,883||17,058||16,941|
|Other Unprogrammed Inspections||2,729||2,893||2,546||2,703||2,525|
Note: FY 2011 includes OSHA Information System (OIS) data and OSHA's Integrated Management Information System (IMIS) data that is of limited comparability to previous years that only include IMIS data.
|OSHA Violation Statistics||FY 2010||FY 2011||FY 2012||FY 2013||FY 2014|
|Total Serious Violations||74,885||62,115||57,112||58,316||49,616|
|Total Willful Violations||1519iii||594||423||319||439|
|Total Repeat Violations||2,758||3,229||3,034||3,139||2,966|
i The October 2013 Government shutdown occurred during this time period.
ii Much of the decrease in total violations in FY 2014 is attributed to the government shutdown that occurred from October 1-16, 2013. Without the government shutdown, OSHA estimates that there would have been approximately 71,000 total violations recorded in FY 2014.
iii It should be noted that the significant increase in willful violations in FY 2010 is due to a number of significant enforcement actions in the refinery industry. For more information see: https://www.osha.gov/dep/2014_enforcement_summary.html
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