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Department of Labor OIG

Audit of COVID-19 OSHA’s Actions to Address Increasing & Severe Injuries at Warehouse Facilities of Large Online Retailers

Office of Inspector General is initiating an audit to determine what actions OSHA has taken to address the increase in severe injuries at warehouse and order fulfillment facilities of online and other retailers as a consequence of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Department of Labor OIG

Audit of COVID-19 Impact on MSHA’s Mandatory Inspections

The Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) works to prevent death, illness, and injury from mining and promote safe and healthful workplaces for US miners. The Federal Mine Safety and Health Act of 1977 requires MSHA to  inspect each underground mine in its entirety four times a year and each surface mine in its entirety two times a year. These are called regular mandatory health and safety inspections. In 2021, MSHA’s data showed approximately 12,500 mines requiring an inspection while MSHA's inspection data showed it conducted around 18,500 inspections per year. This project will audit how the COVID-19 pandemic impacted MSHA's ability to complete mandatory safety and health inspections.
Department of Labor OIG

Audit of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) Adequacy of Plans and Use of Funds Provided under the American Rescue Plan (ARP) Act

Department of Labor OIG

Audit of COVID-19: OSHA Operations and Efforts to Protect Workers

The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in a significant reduction in OSHA inspections and an increase in non-formal complaint investigations. This audit will focus on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on OSHA operations and efforts to safeguard workers.