In what may seem a surprise to some, the number of official workplace inspections conducted by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) under the Trump administration is higher than those conducted under President Obama’s administration. But, the number of enforcement actions pursued as a result of those inspections has decreased. Earlier this week, left-leaning worker advocacy non-profit, the National Employment Law Project (NELP) reported that OSHA enforcement actions had decreased 2 percent (42,900 dropping to 41,829 from 2017 to 2018) while actual inspections increased from 31,948 under Obama in 2017 to 32,396 during President Trump’s first year in office. NELP spun those statistics as less effective inspections, while I would submit the government might just be conducting the inspections without looking to create issues where one might not exist! A refreshing change!