Los Angeles residents may be interested in a story detailing some of the manpower issues that one government workplace safety agency is facing. These issues stem from inadequate funding and may affect employees' safety on the job.
Even as workplace accident and injury cases have declined over the years, a large deficit remains in the prevention of future workplace injuries. Reports indicate that the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration is facing budget and staffing shortfalls that impede its ability to put a focus on prevention. Instead, the majority of OSHA's manpower is centered on responding in the wake of accidents. This response often takes the form of inspection and fines in connection with any violations found.