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The top OSHA fines of Q1 2019

OSHA was as active as ever this quarter inspecting jobsites and doling out fines to construction companies that subject their workers to hazards, and that activity might be increasing soon. Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta recently told a House appropriations committee that there are 76 additional OSHA inspectors in training right now, with some nearly ready to head out into the field.

In the first three months of 2019, the largest fine came from an OSHA-approved state plan administered by the Virginia Department of Labor and Industry under its Virginia Occupational Safety and Health (VOSH) program.

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