Federal OSHA is a small agency; with our state partners we have approximately 2,200 inspectors responsible for the health and safety of 130 million workers, employed at more than 8 million worksites around the nation — which translates to about one compliance officer for every 59,000 workers.There are currently 29 ]lobbyist per congressman.
Federal OSHA has 10 regional offices and 90 local area offices.
4,609 workers were killed on the job in 2011 [BLS revised 2011 workplace fatality data*] (3.5 per 100,000 full-time equivalent workers) — almost 90 a week or nearly 13 deaths every day
. (This is a slight increase from the 4,551, fatal work injuries in 2009, but the second lowest annual total since the fatal injury census was first conducted in 1992).
729 Hispanic or Latino workers were killed from work-related injuries in 2011 — more than 14 deaths a week or two Latino workers killed every single day of the year, all year long."Every day in America, 13 people go to work and never come home.
Every year in America, nearly 4 million people suffer a workplace injury from which some may never recover. These are preventable tragedies that disable our workers, devastate our families, and damage our economy. American workers are not looking for a handout or a free lunch. They are looking for a good day's pay for a hard day's work. They just want to go to work, provide for their families, and get home in one piece." http://www.numberof.net/number-of-lobbyists-per-congressman/