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Labor secretary: OSHA jobsite inspections likely to increase

April 9, 2019

Acosta also told subcommittee members that he was able to take on new OSHA inspectors early in the Trump administration by lifting the White House hiring freeze at the agency.

When Trump first took office, the new administration stopped what had become known as OSHA’s “shaming press release” policy. These aggressive news bulletins took construction employers to task publicly, using harsh language and often accusing them of not caring about the safety and health of their employees.

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